Did you have a chance to check out High On You by Adam Gregory the other day?
It’s a good song. This country singer and songwriter has been around for a few years working on his music. The result is a full collection of songs and it’s available now.
Different Places is an interesting title for the album. The name comes from one of the songs on the record that we’ll talk about below. It’s an interesting story probably best told by Adam himself so I’ve included his video that includes all of his own thoughts on the songs.
Adam seems like he’s really finding his groove with songwriting and singing right now. Expect to hear more from this artist in 2012 and beyond.
Here are my thoughts on the album.
Different Places by Adam Gregory
Adam mixes soft rock and country music well on this record. He has a little rock edge in his voice, which I think works well on country radio today. It’s a sound many groups of fans out there will find appealing. I was sitting and listening to the record with my girlfriend and she really liked the sound of Adam’s voice.
The lines of country, rock and pop have always blended in the past. I think Adam is taking his own music influences and finding something great with his own musical direction. It’s good stuff.
1. Can You Take It
Love is a common theme on the record. With Can You Take It Adam is exploring the next step in a new relationship. He’s finding himself ready to take the next step with a girl, but he’s not sure if she’s ready for the same thing. He’s ready to put himself out there, but it’s kind of scary. Can she take it? He sure hopes so. The melody on this track is great. It almost reminds me of the soft rock from the late ’80s or early ’90s. The electric guitar is screaming in the background in a cool way. I like the song. It’s got a good pace.
2. Different Places
Here is the title track we touched on earlier. I think it’s a great topic. Sometimes you fall in love with someone. They are in the relationship fully just as you are, but as you move on in time you find out that you’re just in different places. There is probably a little truth in this song for Adam. He found himself chasing his dreams and he couldn’t settle down. It’s the mature thing to do – accept the truth and just go separate ways. That’s how it works out sometimes and it’s nobody’s fault.
3. High On You
Here was the first single we focused on the other day. It’s a strong single and should do well for introducing Adam to the larger country audience. I think what’s appealing about Adam from my own perspective is his take on being a young adult. He’s finding love for the first time as an adult. He’s out on his own trying to make it in the world and these things are happening including finding the most special person in the world. Outside of the topic of the song there is a great melody. I love how the song is mid-tempo and easy to rock back and forth with. I can see young folks playing this one in the car this summer with the windows rolled down just cruising along the backroads.
4. Just Say It
Things slow down for Just Say It. The song is a step toward the serious side for Adam. There is a more low and dark sound from his vocals and the music. It’s a change happening for the narrator. It’s about saying I Love You for the first time. It’s driving the narrator crazy. Will he say it? You’ll have to get the album and give this song a listen.
5. Loves You Right
Here’s another song about love. It’s a common theme on the record, but it’s a common theme for most people out there. This time the guy in the song is realizing he might not be the one for his girl. There is a little doubt there, but he wants her so bad. He wants to be everything for her and he’s ready to love her right back the way she loves him. It’s powerful stuff. The guy is willing to give up everything he knows to be with this girl because it’s what he wants most in the world.
6. Throwaway Day
The last song on the album takes things in a little direction. It’s upbeat and fun. It’s also probably the song on the record that is the most country. This one sounds like a modern day country radio single. it’s light and fun and easy to sing along with. I really like this track. It’s about getting away and taking advantage of this day. Don’t throw this one away. Get out there and enjoy it with the one you love.