putalittlemoreloveintheworld Album Review by Lisa Ferraro, Published in Science of Mind Magazine, October 2015 Issue
putalittlemoreloveintheworld, Bob Sima’s current release (his fourth to date) delivers the intention of love from the first note. A savory and unexpected combination reminiscent of a road savvy Gordon Lightfoot standing at the crossroads of folk/country and rock, with occasional cameo appearances of Americana/roots sauntering through. This album offers a comfortable and familiar serving of sing-able songs, songs that feel as familiar as a pair of shoes you’ve worn down country lanes and rugged city blocks.
Moving beyond clichés, Bob is part inspirational thinker, part story teller, and part trickster. This collection is inspired by the artist’s desire to stimulate the better part of our beings. With musical integrity, Bob stretches a canvas unfurling a rich landscape of colorful melodies and engaging messages.
“Breathe” reminds us to come back to the state of “being” rather than “doing.” The first track, “I Am” lures you into a dreamlike meditation and builds into a driven realization of the truth! I AM. In “Center of You, Center of Me” the words are clear, “We’re divinely connected, held and protected, when we can see each other within.”
Co-Produced by David Weber and Bob Sima, the strength of accompaniment and musical production makes this album worthy of frequent listening. The title track has more of a U2 sounding electric guitar riff which drives the point of the song home as Amanda Biggs offers liltingly beautiful harmonies. Her lovely voice is heard on several of the tracks, adding a touch of brightness.
Bob suggests “putalittlemoreloveinthisworld” is an anthem for the heart and a call to action:
“It’s the racing of your heart, the sage behind the smart…
…It’s taming the monsters under your bed,
fighting the wolves up in your head;
it’s the strange things you do when you are led…
…If you’re the only one to believe,
then stand up and set it free,
and put a little more love in the world.”
With the release of this recording, Bob certainly DID put a little more Love in This world.