Singles are like trailers. By now everyone reading this review should know this. Therefore it’s pivotal that artists pay attention and be very careful on which ones to release. Sometimes they nail it, sometimes it falls a bit flat. There are albums where I end up actually falling in love for songs inside in the record that hasn’t been released to the audience and I always end up wondering why did the label or musical act didn’t used that one as his introductive instead. So if you are a band reading this, remember, choose wisely.
Though there was no trace of an album in the horizon on his short bio sent to me, Dru Cutler is a great example of an artist that knows what he’s doing. Both “Hometown” and “Infinite Moon” are so different and fresh. The first one is an upbeat, joyful song. There are traces of Ben Folds in it, yet it doesn’t feel as a rehash but rather an original single filled with colourful and fun melodies.
Then on the other hand, “Infinite Moon” has a classic touch into it. The big room effects used in the vocals gives a nice Leonard Cohen vibe and when Dru is joined by a chorus that shows up for a mere few seconds gives it a great progressive vibe (Think King Crimson) or even 60s rock and roll (did anyone hear The Beatles or it was just me?).
There aren’t really no negatives to throw in. Honestly if what have been described above doesn’t sound like the thing you would either be interested or like, then they might not be the best songs for you. “Infinite Moon” has a somewhat sad mood attached to it. It does feel, no matter in what order do you listen to the songs, a bit bipolar in a way that on one hand you got such a fun-loving, playful track and then the other feels like depression. Never have been depressed in my life, but if I had to take a wild guest it might sound like “Infinite Moon”.
Criteria - 85%
Overall, both tracks gives us a nice picture on what type of artist Dru is. He's not afraid of taking risks, he enjoys playing with different and opposite melodies and harmonies and sounds. From these two 3 mins or so pieces, you can be sure when his album comes out, it will be less than likely it will not be interesting at least.