Title - 'The Private Life of David Reed' (Chamberlain)
Artist - David Reed
The truth is if you are looking for something fresh, something new in this musical world of ours; that seems to only constantly give us the same old same old to chew up and spit out, well, you might just have come to the right place with David Reed.
'The Private Life of David Reed' shows us a controlled, secure-within-himself singer-songwriter that, together with some grounded lyrics, electronic tweaks and catchy guitar riffs, has seemingly put all his personal stuff down for our musical enjoyment.
The South Carolina native releases 'The Private Life of David Reed' on the heels of his 2008 solo debut, 'Missteps and Miscommunications.' And the progression is there for all to see. Maturity with regard his vocal tone is the major change though, but being joined here by his longtime friend and producer Tomas Costanza (The Never Enders, The Anix, Track Fighter), doesn't harm him either.
The revealing '27' hits home with (seemingly) every lyric, whereas the emotive 'Let Go' tells it like it is for most of us ("You came for more than what you asked for"). But, for my money, it's the soulful 'Misery Loves Company' that will not only stay with you for a long time, but will have you reflecting on past relationships before the song has even come to close.
'Sad Day' and 'November' are also both good tracks, but another stand out would have to be 'Moving Mountains,' a duet featuring Chamberlain Records' Lola Fontaine. Listening to the lyrics, well, one would have to assume that, for Reed, it's about as personal as it gets.
Aug 20 2010 7:00P New Brookland Tavern West Columbia, SC
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Oct 28 2010 8:00P Juanita's Little Rock, AR
Nov 5 2010 8:00P Club Relevant Virginia Beach, VA
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