Monday, April 23, 2012

William Beckett, solo star

William Beckett, former frontman of the band The Academy is... released his first of three solo EPs that are due out this year. Following suit of other frontpeople like Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday, Chantal Claret of Morningwood and Tyler Carter of Woe, Is Me, Beckett is changing up his sound by releasing Walk That Talk. The EP is features four indie pop songs and each of them are memorable. The standout track and first single "Compromising Me" is a catchy pop song that makes the listener want to dance and sing along to the chorus. "I don't, I don't care, what you're saying about me. No I don't care" Beckett sings over the groove, clearly having the most fun he's had musically in a while.
Another standout track is "Girl You Should Have Been A Drummer," a silly pop-rock jam about Beckett being played like drums by a girl. The songs have summer fun written into the lyrics and the melodies.
"Oh, Love!" is a fun song about...well love. The album closes with the ballad and weakest song on the EP, "You Never Give UP." Even though this song is kind of a dud compared to the rest of the songs, if this EP and his band's past work are any indication, Beckett will be putting out sunny pop songs for years to come and he'll be quite successful at it.

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