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Reviews: David Andrew Smith ~ Sweet, Sweet Nothing|
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 12:25:25 UTC
Artist: David Andrew Smith
CD: Sweet, Sweet Nothing
Home: Baltimore, Maryland
Style: Pop / Rock
Quote: "Good like an unpretentious John Mayer or Chris Daughtry - just straight ahead songs about girls and love and stuff."
By Jamie Anderson
I’ll bet the girls swoon over Smith's soulful voice and great songs. I don’t mean that as a slight – this pop/rock singer-songwriter is good y’all. Good like an unpretentious John Mayer or Chris Daughtry - just straight ahead songs about girls and love and stuff. This EP is packed with great original tunes fueled by a tight band where Smith plays guitars and keyboards. The title cut is centered around a cool guitar riff. "So Much Has Changed" is flavored with a sweet pedal steel that’s not syrupy, just tasteful, like the rest of the instrumentation. "Crazy in the Head" is a love song. Sorta. He sings, "If you weren’t so crazy in the head I’d marry you." Damn, sing along and open the windows. It's always good to annoy the neighbors when you put a song like this on repeat.
In "Bound," he does a Dave Mathews kind of thing with an acoustic guitar then gradually adds the band. There’s a break down with some far away "oh oh oh" vocals, some high notes from a bass maybe and a tambourine that is just so fabulous it makes me grin. In "Talk to Me," there’s some girl who must be deaf ‘cause she’s ignoring him. Babe! He’s a great singer-songwriter and those guys are always good. Wrapping up the disc is "For the Time Being (Standing Still)" that features some chunky guitar riffs that beg to be turned up to eleven. Would someone sign this guy already and give him a wider fan base?
Artist Website: http://www.davidandrewsmith.com
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