Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: Michael Addison “Always You” [EP]

From the outskirts of Philadelphia to the University of Arizona to L.A., singer-songwriter Michael Addison has been developing a pop rock sound based around influences including Goo Goo Dolls and Dashboard Confessional. His new EP features 8 songs and contributions from Christine Wu (Justin Timberlake/Usher) and Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul). Largely built up from an acoustical guitar base and frequently incorporating complex harmonies, his style is going to be embraced by many fans of pop and folk rock. His vocal tone reminds me of John Wesley Harding, so I think he’s going to appeal to a limited subset of listeners.

“Always You” is the clear standout on the EP - an infectious, upbeat little tune that stays in your head for days (video below). Nothing else comes close to the remarkably catchy title track, but “Let You Go” and “Last Words” are certainly worth a listen. If Addison can write more instantly likeable tracks like “Always You”, big things should come his way.

We’ve been given permission to let you download “Always You” for free! Check it out here.

More about Michael Addison here.

Check out the video for “Always You”

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