Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Album Review: All I Know by Conrad Sewell

EPs have become very popular again. Back in the day when vinyl was king I remember a lot of EPs but they seemed to disappear at some point. Over the past five years they have made a big comeback. Part of this is due to the explosion of artists getting discovered through social media and other means. They get a small following, a label gets some interest and puts together an EP to see if it can get an audience and see what kind of power the artist actually has. Just like EPs of old. I'm glad to see EPs come back they are interesting to listen to for a lot of reasons. Sometimes an EP is merely a look into a bigger album idea that exists with the artist, we are seeing this become common for established artists. Sometimes they are a showcase for the artist to show off different styles as well as try to get a hit single. Anyway they are fun and short.

This EP from Conrad Sewell is definitely a showcase. He's an artist who grew up in Australia and has been trying to get a foot in the door for the last 10 years. He finally got a break with a hit song he wrote and sang on for the artist Kygo. That got him some tour dates and some exposure and he has turned that into this EP.

I would qualify his sound as adult contemporary R&B. He's been more successful so far in Australia and Europe and this EP has that feel to it. I think he's at his best when he's singing R&B pop like on the song "Who You Lovin." Following the Rhapsody rating method I give the album 1 out of 5 stars for Just OK.

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