CD REVIEW: Indigo by Temporary Hero
Since the release of his 2015 debut album, ‘Sunset People’, it seems this guy has been hailed more than just the temporary hero for his daring approach to pop and dance music. The music video for one of his singles from the album, ‘Circus’, claimed the MTV’s Freshman Music Video of 2015 title.
The New England singer/producer started out cutting underground club fillers, scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard dance chart with track WILDJOY (featuring Jason Walker) and went on to cover notable artists, including Frank Sinatra, Bing and Fleetwood Mac, re-popularising one half of their 1979 double album, ‘TUSK’.
To ignite his growing fame, Temporary Hero unveiled (what I suspect) his highly anticipated album, ‘Indigo’, which takes a slight detour from his futuristic/electro pop signature as the entire collection has an earthy feel.
Although the 11-track collection kicks off all feather light which, at times, is fused with stunning use of reggae-esque overtones (featured in ‘Deeper Water’), the stars of the show are through his take on Justin Timberlake’s hit, ‘Can I Kiss You Now?, ’Strip Me (Love Make Me Strong)’ and I’m Not Gonna Hurt’. Each track creates an intimate moment, enabling that strong connection with the faultless soulful and heartfelt vocals.
After a being on heavy rotation, it’s apparent that ‘Indigo’ marks the rebirth of Temporary Hero – a talented musician who has gone through some painful experiences and came out better on the other side…and I think his earthy shift towards pop music will resonate with the fans very well.
Have a listen to one of the stars of the show, ‘Can I Kiss You Now?
by Tracey Dawkins
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