"Bob Lien stands out from other artists with his signature sound & overall songwriting prowess. Make no bones about it, Lien is a brilliant composer."
It's been a long road, but "Color of Sky" finally released on August 26th
Acoustic at its core, Bob's latest album showcases dreamy orchestral soundscapes intertwined with the earthy, indie folk-rock feel at the heart of Bob's signature sound.
Acoustic at its core, Bob's latest album showcases dreamy orchestral soundscapes intertwined with the earthy, indie folk-rock feel at the heart of Bob's unique signature sound.
"If there's nothing new under the sun, Bob Lien didn't get the memo."
"Lien blends together a convincing stew of sounds that can't be confined to merely one style."
"Albums like this are true rarities in our modern age.... There isn't a single style variation under Lien's tent that he doesn't dispatch with complete fluency. This is a master songwriter at work."
"Lien, like all great artists, is home on a stairway of surprise and will never allow his muse to be constrained. Based on albums like Color of Sky, we are all the better for it."
"He offers us his heart in these songs and we can choose to accept it or push it away. Color of Sky is an album longing for your acceptance and it will earn it honestly."
"Color of Sky is a work of rare imaginative and personal beauty."
"This isn't unadorned folk music in the mold of an early Bob Dylan or others, but instead feels like a lighter take on Tom Petty mixed together with a much stronger melodic sense and a cinematic view of songwriting."
"The collision of styles creates truly imaginative musical fireworks."
Bob Lien is a singer, songwriter & recording artist currently located in the Minnesota Twin Cities metro area. After studying music composition for a time in northern Minnesota, Bob relocated to northern California for the better part of a decade. His move to Oregon in 2006 brought with it a redefinition of his music style. His relocation back to Minnesota in 2011 touched off many of the home-coming sorts of themes on his latest project. His new album release, "Color of Sky," offers up Bob Lien's signature dreamy folk rock performance style over rich string arrangements.