Review by MusicBox|
4 stars out of 4
Will Owsley is the new Prince of Power Pop. His debut album "Owsley"
has become a staple in the genre. It's impossible to ignore the driving
rythms and infectious lyrics of this magnificent singer/songwriter. Through
the eleven songs on this album, Owsley covers distantly ranging
subjects- from one hit wonders to heartache. Songs such as "Coming Up
Roses" show Owsley's more sensitive side with lyrics like "it's not the
weather that keeps us together, it's the warmth of my hand that you
hold," it's hard not to notice what a talented songwriter Will Owsley
has proven himself to be.
The influence from Owsley's former band The Semantics emerges on almost
every song. Although it's hard to find any music by The Semantics these
days, Owsley has carried on the awesome music tradition with his new
album. If you like Fountains of Wayne or Jellyfish, you are sure to
love Owsley's music. Even if you are a new fan to the power pop genre,
Owsley's debut album is a no miss.
The reviews is right on the mark and I look forward to Owsleys next cd.