"The New Song" CD
Genres: funk, neo-soul, R&B
Apr 21 - 27 2003
whole disc full of funky, Jamiroquai-esque jams - to what do I
owe the pleasure? Neo-soul was never really my thing, but Townhall's
debut, The New Song, is making me rethink my preferences.
"Confusion" is a funky, catchy-as-heck number with some
really effective melodies and a loose, carefree style.
"Premonitions" is a cool, more downbeat number that has all the
necessary elements to become a hit single - although it gets a bit too
close to cookie-cutter R&B material at times.
"Ellie May" is a catchy, emotional tune that really hits the
right notes (was that my idea of a pun?) "Limousine," on the other hand, is a
vapid effort without any particularly redeeming features. But
So The New Song boasts many fun, catchy songs, but suffers
from a few duds like "Limousine." However, the
majority of the tracks here are good ones, and as such, this is a
pretty successful album.
12 songs, distributed by Redeye
Distribution, released 2003]