Title - 'For The Girls' (Danal Music, LLC.)
Artist - Vincent Poag
Singer/songwriter Vincent Poagís new album For The Girls is one of the best albums I've heard in the past decade! It is an album built, sculptured and created for all music lovers, all around the world.
Indeed, Poag's second full-length studio release is so good, chock full of musical wonderment that you'll find it hard to believe that he hasn't hit the mainstream charts yet. Blending multiple styles around his deep, rich vocal tone, Poag shows how easy it is to construct the perfect album.
This quite delightful, fun, chirpy album kicks off with '45 Mile an Hour Girl,' which comes across as if Bob Dylan had recorded a new album; but everyone could now understand his lyrics! 'Once Upon a Time' is storytelling at its finest, before the faster-paced title track, 'For the Girls.' Now more Jimmy Buffett than Dylan, no matter how he transitions he does it perfectly.
'Waiting for Me' is next and is backed by both the mid-tempo 'Forever' and then the truly wonderful bounce-beats of 'Only Love.' The piano-fused 'My Wings' brings us some Bruce Hornsby-inspired work, before Diana Hopeís vocal on 'Wonder' thrills us to the core.
The more upbeat, playful 'Scarlett & Me' is easily one of the best songs on this album packed with them, and is followed by an Elvis Costelloesque 'Susan.' The album is then brought to a close with 'Momma,' the old-school trumpet flare of 'New Orleans,' and then finally 'Can't Catch Me.'
'Scarlett & Me' Listening Link
'For The Girls' Listening Link