CD REVIEW: Kevin Wong - "The Pink In The Grey"
By Gian F - 07/14/2010 - 07:23 PM EDT
Artist: Kevin Wong
Album: The Pink In The Grey
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 8/10
Songwriting Skills: 8/10
Performance Skill: 8/10
Best Songs: Legion Of The Broken, The Solution, Away From Us, Mr. Secrets, The Solution
Weakness: Production lacks some modern elements
Kevin Wong is a talented Canadian singer/songwriter/musician, and a student of quality songs and songwriting. It comes through on this commercially ambitious project which captures influences from Elton John to Boys To Men. His sophomore project finds him experiencing musical growth and taking creative risks, while displaying his penchant for lyrical substance.
At the forefront of every song are Kevin's emotive and distinguished performances in which he delivers vocally and musically, as evidence in his best and most commercial song, "Legion Of The Broken," which lingers in both memory and spirit. His smooth, masculine tenor is gently coddled by free-flowing melodies which characterize his vocal style and repertoire.
Other stand-out tracks include the Elton John-esque, "Out Of Reach," which is perfect marriage of Kevin's piano playing and vocal skills; the musically engaging track, "The Solution," the tender R&B flavored ballad, "Away From Us," the thought-provoking ditty, "Denial," and the sparse but effective, "Mr. Secrets."
If you are a fan of Adult Contemporary music and you are looking for a CD by an artist who you will enjoy more, and more with each listen, The Pink In The Grey will add color and dimension to your CD collection.
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