Adam Randall ~ Bodies and Souls Were Meant to be Together
Date: Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 12:23:54 UTC
Artist: Adam Randall
CD: Bodies and Souls Were Meant to be Together
Home: Seminole, Florida
Style: Alt Pop
Quote: "An atmospheric collection of tracks that take on some of lifeís big issues in a highly melodic way."
By Kate Goldsmith
According to Adam Randallís press release, songwriting is not his full-time gig. Which makes his CD, Bodies and Souls Were Meant to be Together, all the more impressive. Itís an atmospheric collection of tracks that take on some of lifeís big issues in a highly melodic way.
The traditional four-piece pop outfit of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums gets a dimensional boost from violin and cello. The arrangements are spot-on; pianist Michael Smithís orchestration captures the essence of each song with a keyboard flourish here and a brooding string section there.
On the first track, "Narrow House," Randall jumps right in with both feet:
In the narrow house we are alone
and we all must go there one by one
and there is no turning back
and there is no other door ...
My favorite tracks are the ones with the female harmonies of Cara Burton and cellist Laura Koelle, particularly "The Biggest Wheel." Itís such a catchy tune that you might mistake it for pure fluff, but listen carefully to the words and youíll witness Randallís talent in action. He makes powerful, transformational statements quietly and thoughtfully. "Casualties in a War With God" is another good example of an economic approach that reaps huge musical benefits.
If you enjoy pensive pop, Bodies and Souls Were Meant to be Together fits the bill.
Artist Website: http://www.adamrandallmusic.com