[Music Review] “SOAK II” by David Bruce

Originally posted on Music and Dancing:
Following his debut music album “SOAK I”, David Bruce has released his second album “SOAK II”. Like his first album, “SOAK II” is a mellow and melodious compendium of vocals and instrumentals, which are both soothing and inspiring to listen to. What I love about this album is that…

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