Brian Bergeron ~ We've Got To Find An Easier Way
Date: Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 18:34:50 UTC
Artist: Brian Bergeron
CD: We've Got To Find An Easier Way
Home: Somerville, Massachusetts
Quote: "There's a realness to this album that makes it stand apart from the crowd; it's always a pleasure to hear an artist with such genuine passion."
By Beeb Ashcroft
Brian Bergeron has been compared to Tom Petty, and it's no surprise why. On We've Got To Find An Easier Way, his first full-length release, Bergeron delivers songs with timeless structure and appeal. Mixing a country rock twang and folk with soaring pop melodies, Bergeron crafts material that is rich, compelling, and sincere. He sings with honesty and heart about his life, musing on love, coming-of-age, and finding your place in the world.
Bergeron shines on songs like "Gracie," an upbeat folk-pop cut that has some great vocals, not to mention the standout down-home anthem of "Let Me In." I also enjoyed the airy "Anna," the glorious "Tell My Story" and the solid rock licks of "Hanging Around." Bergeron further proves his depth on heartfelt ballads like "I Promise You Relief" and "The Restless Release." There's a realness to this album that makes it stand apart from the crowd; it's always a pleasure to hear an artist with such genuine passion.
The warm sonics of this record lend a charming feel to it. We've Got To Find An Easier Way plays like a classic because of Bergeron's solid approach to songwriting. This album has a distinct feel-good vibe, even when the lyrics are bittersweet – partly due to the sincere optimism that is conveyed in his voice. Overall, I found this album to be melodic, well written, and thoughtfully executed. I think Bergeron's music has a wide audience because its solid writing can withstand the test of time; not bad for your first album.
Artist Website: http://www.brianbergeron.net/