“Summer in Argentina” by Augustus James – A Song Review
“Summer in Argentina” is a peaceful, calming smolder that unexpectedly bursts into an uplifting flame. The smolder is interesting throughout, but increasingly more powerful. At the start of the song from Augustus James, an acoustic guitar accompanies a soothing voice. Additional features enter as the song progresses. Each addition increases the texture of the song, while the spotlight remains on the vocals. The entrance of the harmonization only brightens that spotlight. Slightly later, the sound of brass does its best to draw attention; still, it’s not until the 2:20 mark that the contributions of the instruments are fully appreciated. The guitars dance to an increased tempo and the percussion becomes more than merely a metered beat. “Summer in Argentina” advances from being a strong single to being one with a power.
Augustus James is the musical project of singer/songwriter Nathan James Kastner in collaboration with producer/multi-instrumentalist T.C. Young. The project is based in Washington, DC. Kastner was formerly with Saint James and the Whiskey Fires, with its Indie Folk having elements of Rock and Pop. He carried that blend to “Summer in Argentina.”
“Summer in Argentina” is one of five tracks on the “Nora” EP from Augustus James.