Attaching a producer of Mitchell Froom's calibre to your project, and getting a big push through your major label Warner Bros. should mean you're the next David Gray or something.
That's certainly the image Daniel Powter's emo-pop seems to invoke - that of a tortured soul who can't get his head around relationships or relations. With the emergence of the aforementioned Gray and even Coldplay as chart-toppers in recent years, the game seems to be stacked in Powter's favour.
Defiantly, he still fails to score. Throughout this fisting full of instantly forgettable songs and an annoying vocal delivery, Powter's contribution to adult pop is neither moving nor danceable.
If his high register is a draw card, it's a risky one. And with an image that's hardly memorable, it's difficult to recognise Mr. DP on the radar when there are quite a few others in the same market space...
So, despite the apparent success of the album's lead track, "Song 6" (the first song on the album), there's not much to find that one may describe in the way of 'classic' or even quite good, other than the fact that Froom's production consistently flatters the weak songs.
- Anton Marshall
This weekend Scott Stapp, the voice of legendary rock band Creed, kicks off his world tour in South Africa. Read More »
Add your review
Ciara’s sixth studio album has beat and sex appeal but lacks heart. Read More »
Add your review
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 6 500 000
HousesR 3 300 000
HousesR 6 900 000