A Lot of Nation, a Little Rock of Rock and Roll – IndiePulse Music Journal

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I didn’t know precisely what to anticipate when going into Kevin Davison’s nation album, “Solely Human,” and but it managed to shock me. The album has six distinctive tracks: distinctive to one another, and distinctive to different songs of the identical style.

“Gravity” was the primary tune I heard, setting the potential tone for the remainder of the album. It was a traditional nation tune – mild, catchy, and a couple of man seeing a wonderful girl in a bar. One thing that set it other than some nation music, nevertheless, was that it gave off a genuinely romantic high quality. My preliminary expectation from this tune was, “Okay, it’s a man in a bar who sees a fairly lady throughout the room. Traditional.” However Davison put extra coronary heart into the piece than that, prefer it was an innate attraction that the speaker quickly realized was truly love at first sight. The vocal harmonies have been good and refined, and the melody was catchy. I instantly seen what a pleasant voice Davison had, particularly to suit his music model.

The monitor “When These Sirens Are Gone” was extra emotionally hard-hitting, and it gave off a special vibe from the remainder of the album. It was in regards to the job of a primary responder, from their viewpoint, with out an analogy. This appeared to be one thing near Davison’s coronary heart, as he didn’t maintain again on the depth and seriousness of the subject material. So far as the precise music, the bridge was pretty; brief and robust with swelling music. Altogether, it did an awesome job of setting a constant temper.

“I’m a Mess” could have had my favourite lyrics of any tune on the album. The analogies have been intelligent, they usually have been the kinds of issues that anybody can relate to with heartbreak: fixed reminders, dwelling previously, and making an attempt to have hope for the longer term. It was a little bit bit tacky, in a great way. Like a chief rom-com while you want a superb cry. The tune is a little bit of nation with a little bit of rock. Davison’s choices on utilizing vocal concord vs. not have been well-balanced, because it was fascinating with out being overwhelming. The drumbeat is exclusive, altering persistently all through the tune and maintaining the listener . There’s a somewhat good guitar solo across the bridge, which I want have been a little bit longer. (I’ve all the time been a rocker, personally.) This monitor was additionally blended properly with an particularly crisp sound.

Davison’s monitor “She Makes Me Need To” appears to make an enormous lower within the nation music stereotype, which I loved. Traditional nation songs about relationships are usually both breakup ballads, pining numbers, or revenge tracks; this tune, nevertheless, is deeply loving, respectful, and blissful. The speaker reveals vulnerability in wanting to alter – for the higher – for his accomplice.

The refrain is just not a lot of a change in musical tone from the verses. The general melody didn’t strike me at first, nevertheless it started to develop on me as I listened. At first, the time signature within the vocals appeared a tad odd, nevertheless it was a pleasant and distinctive change of tempo that’s not heard usually.

“When You Want Me” was most likely the monitor that resonated with me the least. To begin, Davison sang off-beat to start with. Whereas it was clearly intentional, it was not my model; however I respect that he went for one thing fascinating. The perfect side was the kick-in, because it was sudden and funky. The percussion all through the tune was fairly good, altering ceaselessly and maintaining the listeners on their toes.

Conversely, the lyrics to “Marvel Girl” have been fascinating and intelligent. I regarded ahead to every line because the tune progressed. A few of it associated to the “marvel girl” being in comparison with a superhero, which was to be anticipated, however others have been extra alongside the traces of, “I’ve to marvel, girl…” This was inventive and delightfully stunning. Davison used traditional nation devices, nevertheless it had an total rock-esque really feel. The melody was indisputably nation, which held it along with the remainder of the album. There was additionally a stunning guitar solo, which I want had been longer.

After the total pay attention, I might suggest Davison’s “Solely Human” to a number of forms of music lovers: die-hard nation followers, beginner nation followers, and even rock followers. The lyrics enchantment to romantics at coronary heart, no matter style. Total, Davison delivered an album that was traditional and unique without delay, like an aged portray being restored to a brand new glory. In case you want a superb cry, a superb smile, or a superb chill session, “Solely Human” has one thing for you.

Leah Gallagher

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