Speak To Me Of Young Love
01. Every Tomorrow
02. Junk Passion
03. What’s Wrong With Me
04. Better Than Broken
05. Coffee Song
06. Best Years of Our Lives
07. Baby Brings Happy
08. Where’d You Go Idaho
09. Speak to Me of Young Love
11. Made In Ft. Wayne
12. They Call This a Living
Brian Seymour is not an artist that I’m familiar with. Seymour’s new album, ‘Speak To Me Of Young Love’ was actually suggested to me – it was not an album that I found on my own. Anyway, I’m always open to music suggestions because you never know when you’ll find a gem of an album like Brian Seymour’s ‘Speak To Me Of Young Love’.
‘Speak To Me Of Young Love’ is twelve rock inspired songs that will put you though an array of emotions but the pop presence makes the music sound happy and lighthearted. Brian Seymour’s voice is delightful, familiar, and somewhat raspy like a permanent “morning voice” – I like it. The songwriting on this album is very heartfelt with a lot of passion. I love the production quality on this album – the vocals are so crisp and the backing vocals are hauntingly good. It is so nice to be able to listen to an album in its entirety and afterward be in some state of marvel. And that is exactly how ‘Speak To Me Of Young Love’ left me feeling.
As with any album I have some definite standout favorite tracks. “Every Tomorrow” is a great opening song because first impressions mean a lot and this song makes you want to hear more of Brian Seymour. “What’s Wrong With Me?” has straightforward lyrics “what’s wrong with me – Is you” and absolutely beautiful backing vocals. “Coffee Song” is an all-around great song that will make you want to dance because “it’s gonna be a good day.” Take notice of that excellent wall of sound at the end of “Where’d You Go Idaho” – aww, those guitars sound amazing. Man, why is that “na-na na-na na” in “Made In Ft. Wayne” so catchy? The album closes with “They Call This a Living” a powerhouse song with brilliant lyrics “and they call this a living but it don’t feel that way – it’s just what I do for money not what I do for me.”
In conclusion, ‘Speak To Me Of Young Love” is an excellent album by Brian Seymour and I highly recommend you give it a listen.
[LISTEN] Here is the title track “Speak To Me OF Young Love” by Brian Seymour
WXPN Welcomes: Brian Seymour – CD Release Party! on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 8:00PM at Tin Angel (Philadelphia, PA) | Tickets: $10 | With: Steph Hayes | Ages: 21+