Monday, April 17, 2017

Album Review: The Awakening by Kevin Ross

This is another good example of how good things work when you match a talent with a single producer to create a consistent sound across an album. From start to finish you get a very solid R&B album which is the best I've heard this year. It's nearly impossible to find out anything at this point about Kevin Ross, he doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry yet. The album is a solid collection of songs.  From love songs to social commentary they carry the same voice the same sound and all work together quite well.

The key is Kevin Ross as a vocalist.  He's also involved in the songwriting, which is critical, but let's focus right now on Ross as a vocalist.  He can sing pop on a song like "Don't Forget About Me," he can be soulful on a song like "Be Great," he can be adult contemporary on a song like "Long Song Away."  He can do all of this and it all works together and fits together. 

My only problem with the album is that there isn't a song that has really stuck with me, but I have a feeling we will be cleaning the house to this album next weekend and that it will continue to have life in our house for a while so there is time to find that song.  Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 3 out of 5 stars for Pretty Good.