The pop-rock genre has seen an influx of musicians over the years, now it seems almost everyone with a guitar thinks they can sing like John Mayer or Ed Sheeran, good thing for Chris Beyer on his upcoming album Distances, he actually can.
The first track Sway is straight out radio, and this isn’t an insult like many hipsters would suggest. The song is smooth and well executed. The production is slick and well thought out, and the most important aspect, the vocals, are on point the whole time.
The next track She’s On Fire doesn’t skip a beat or miss a step at all, it would be what you might expect a song to be is Death Cab For Cutie and Maroon 5 collaborated on something. I haven’t checked to see if this has been released as a single, but my guess is it will be.
Digging deeper into the album I was truly impressed by the amount of great tracks within in. Song after song Chris Beyer shows us why he deserves to be here, and why he deserves to be heard.
The final track titled Medicine invites us in with a happy guitar riff right from the Jamiroquai playbooks, and it is paired very well with Mr. Beyers controlled and pleasant voice. If it was my decision, I wouldn’t even think twice about trying to hype this track up around summer, because this song is the equivalent of sunshine-in-a-bottle. Yet another single-worthy track.
After listening to the entire Distances album I can tell you with confidence that if you like any of the bands I mentioned above, then you will like Chris Beyer as well. The album was obviously created with passion, honesty and skill. Distances is set to start 2016 out on a high note.
Written By: Ryan Donnelly