In opening with ‘Recipe For Life’ and with the track resulting in what sounds like his attempt to pop-rap, this EP has a rather unusual start, perhaps leading many to feel this a weak number and hoping to be impressed by what follows.
Luckily, this proves to be the case. It is unusual to find an EP that is so laid back, stripped of heavy instrumentals – certainly in today’s rock focused industry – but that’s exactly what is revealed through ‘Where Do I Fit In?’ Instead simple musicianship over clear, even simpler lyrics makes for a good, although far from great track, with the chorus likely to go down well at any live shows he announces in the near future.
‘Give You Everything’ is certainly the catchiest number of the five and although Alex’s voice might not be the strongest, there is little doubt, since he recently revealed this is his favourite to perform live, that such won’t make too much of a difference if his crowds and audience join in, as it is very hard to resist doing.
‘Same Old Things’ is a lovely demonstration of the musical and vocal abilities this young man holds and with an almost jazzy feel to closer ‘Your Love’, fitting since one of the top three influences he lists is Jamie Cullum, if he hoped while recording this to get toes tapping and hands clapping, then he’s succeeded. The EP might not end with the huge bang some artists may hope their work goes out with, but nevertheless, for a first effort, and with him currently 154th itunes pop charts, he is drawing the attention of fans and listeners, and that’s all any artist can truly hope for.