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Born with a desire for the finer things in life, a passion for rock-n-roll, and a rich background in the entertainment industry, The High Plains Drifters are the new band that is merging various genres of infectious music that speaks to the rebel in all of us. Gearing up for the fall release of their self-titled album, this veteran band of wanderlust musicians delivers a unique rhythmic backdrop that showcases an array of melodies, hooks and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that make it impossible not to sing along.

The LP, produced by Greg Cohen (Christina Aguilera, Blondie, Celine Dion, Lil Yachty, Justin Timberlake and more) and Charles Czarnecki (asst. musical director for the Broadway musical Jersey Boys), conceptualizes a listening experience of a sonic road trip across the country, where your radio station of choice automatically tunes into different musical genres as you travel. As they propel the listener through various genres (pop-punk, Americana, mainstream rock, ballads and more), one thing is certain: The High Plain Drifters offer a cohesive body of “feel good” rock-n-roll. 

Front man Larry Studnicky (lyricist, lead & backup vocals) is often called a younger and healthier-looking version of John Goodman. In actuality, Studnicky is the lawyer who, at the turn of the millennium, structured and closed the landmark label and publisher deals that ushered in the world of digital interactive radio (enjoyed today by listeners of Pandora, Spotifiy, etc.). The band also features Charles Czarnecki (producer, songwriter, keyboards, percussion, lead &backup vocals), John Macom (rhythm & electric guitars, lead & backup vocals) and Mike DoCampo (rhythm & electric guitars, backup vocals), all of whom are lifetime friends that created the group purely to bring happiness to listeners’ ears.

Before coming together as the The High Plains Drifters, the group’s members and producers worked alongside an such legendary artists as Michael Jackson, Pete Townsend, Mary J. Blige, Brian May & Roger Taylor of Queen, John Legend, Suge Knight of Death Row Records, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. John Macom’s music has been showcased in indie movies and TV shows, including Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five, and Felicity. 

For more info on The High Plain Drifters, visit http://thehighplainsdrifters.com/.

Now let’s find out more about the band from the interview we did with them:

How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?

There is one principal way my lyrics materialize: Something that I randomly I see or hear or think triggers the initial lyrical phrase. When that  happens, and I’m lucky, the lyrics then just instantly write themselves in my head and pour out all at once. Other times, I just get a snippet of lyrics and have to work to find all the rest.

Good examples would be my songs REAR VIEW MIRROR and FIRST AMENDMENT BLUES.

The chorus to RVM was triggered as I was driving West out of the Lincoln Tunnel one day, and I looked up into my rear view mirror and there was the Manhattan skyline. And these lines came at once: “I’m heading out of New York, heading out tonight, heading out of New York with the headlights burning bright.  I won’t be back tomorrow, but maybe in a year.  And I’ll remember New York in my Rear View Mirror here.”

And then it was about 20 more years before I wrote the damn choruses.

First Amendment Blues was triggered back in the mid-90’s when I was a music industry lawyer at a firm with a big urban music practice.  I was constantly meeting with young rappers back then — as well as legendary figures like LL Cool J and Suge Knight (our firm represented them both). You may recall that the Vice President’s wife, Tipper Gore, was on a campaign against rap lyrics. Heck, rap lyrics back then were just about the ONLY interesting lyrics around. But, just as rock scared the older generation of the mid-1950’s, so did rap scare the older generation of the mid-1990’s. I couldn’t believe what was going on, as I am a huge believer in the  First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (You don’t like the music? Turn the eff-ing channel you asshole; don’t censor the kids.) I decided to write about this recurring generational rift. And the lyrics came quickly once I did.

 

In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?

For me, the most important thing is avoiding clichés, except in a love song. I try to find something original to say. But, when doing so, yousometimes walk a fine line between being “smart” and “too smart for your own good.” But love songs are different. For most love songs to be “great”, you probably have to use or borrow from one or more clichés. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to see the genius in a love song that for years I dismissed as trite and sappy:  Paul McCartney’s SILLY LOVE SONGS. If you’re going to write a love song, you might as well do like Paul and just say it: I love you. Don’t be cute or clever about it.

 

Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?

It took me too long to learn the lesson that, if you’re creating art of any kind, you can’t be scared of revealing it — if you don’t reveal your art, what’s the point? You must take to heart Abe Lincoln’s famous advice: “You can’t please all of the people all of the time.” So, you accept that some people will like or even love your work; and some just won’t. As one of my best friends used to say, “That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.” Besides, I write very few songs that are truly autobiographical. On the debut HPD album, probably the only autobiographical song is the one I wrote for my wife, called MARRY ME AGAIN. And even THAT one came about because of another song. We had released a single of JENNIFER ANISTON to radio, and I kept telling myself, “If you’re going to sing about wanting to meet some famous beauty, and if you want to be alive to finish this damn album, you’d better also write a song for your wife.” And so I did.

 

What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?

I’d like to think, of course, that I have yet to write my “best lyric”. That said, I’ve always loved that, when I wrote REAR VIEW MIRROR, which is my love song to New York City, I managed in Verse 3 to use the word “schlepp”. Every true New Yorker (native and adopted) works that word into his or her lexicon, in time. Hmm . . . but my best lyric to date? I am very partial to the first three lines of that same song, RVM, as I think the lines perfectly set the tone:  “My mother’s now a junky,  My girl’s a slacker flunky, And some prick just charged me ten bucks for a beer.” I hate paying $10 for beer.

 

 

What inspired “Virginia”, part of your upcoming self-titled album?

I didn’t write VIRGINIA about any specific girl. As I have had to repeatedly reassure my wife, I have never dated nor had a fling with any woman named Virginia.  I wrote the song instead about the feeling of having loved someone special, having left her while suspecting that she might have been “the one”, and then trying unsuccessfully to find your way back to her as your life careens in other directions. I suppose it’s another version of novelist Thomas Wolfe’s saying (and book) “You Can’t Go Home Again.”

 

Is there a link between all the songs of the new album?

If there’s a link it’s probably the great musicianship of my bandmates and having three lead singers (me on 7 tracks, John Macom on 2, and Charles Czarnecki on 2) who don’t sing like whiny little girls, like not just so many girls do but also countless allegedly male lead singers these days.

 

What are your plans for 2018?

Ugh. I want to live out the year, which at my age can never be assured! Seriously, besides doing what’s needed to help promote the High Plains Drifters debut album, I want to get back to recording new material and to taking more vocal lessons. When we started this album, I wasn’t singing any of my tunes. I had never been trained to sing, and had been told for decades that I couldn’t sing. A wholly random encounter with a former professional opera singer (turned voice coach) proved all those nay-sayers wrong. But I am still learning how to use my voice and what it can do. I have a long way to go.

 

To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
  • Define in one word your upcoming EP: Earworm.
  • The best show you ever played: It hasn’t happened yet. We are still gelling as a band.
  • The one thing that you must have in your backstage: 18 year old Macallan.
  • The soundtrack of your childhood: In the order I first hear them on radio: The Beatles and Rolling Stones, of course, and then The Eagles, and then The Ramones.
  • Your favorite song lyrically speaking but not written by you: Warren Zevon’s WEREWOLVES OF LONDON. It’s perfect. Totally original. Not a single cliché. A chorus with which the audience can not just sing along but HOWL along!!!!  And probably the greatest  original line in any song: “I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s, and his hair was perfect” God I miss that guy.
  • Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: I actually put all my best relationship advice in the song CLIFF NOTES OF LOVE. But this above all (if you love someone): “Tell only white lies.”
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Glide Magazine

SONG PREMIERE: HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS REKINDLE COUNTRY FOLK OF YESTERYEAR ON SUBLIME “VIRGINIA”

 

Born with a desire for the finer things in life, a love of rock n’ roll, and a rich background in the entertainment industry, The High Plains Drifters are the new band that is effortlessly merging various genres with their infectious music that speaks to the rebel in all of us. Gearing up for the fall release of their self-titled album, the band of wanderlust veteran musicians delivers a unique rhythmic backdrop that showcases a diverse abundance of melodies, hooks and tongue-in-cheek lyrical conceptions that make it irresistible not to sing along. The EP produced by Greg Cohen (Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and more) conceptualizes a listening experience of a sonic road trip across the country where your radio station of choice fuses into various genres as you travel.  As they bend through various genres, one this is certain: The High Plain Drifters offers a body of work of pure “feel good” systematic cohesion.

The Drifter’s front man is Larry Studnicky (songwriter/lead & backup vocals,) the historic lawyer who, at the turn of the millennium, structured and closed a deal with nearly all the major labels and publishers the world’s first license agreements allowing for internet-delivered interactive radio. The band also features Charles Czarnecki (producer/songwriter/keyboards, percussion/lead &backup vocals), John Macom (rhythm & electric guitars/lead & backup vocals) and Mike DoCampo (rhythm & electric guitars/backup vocals), all of whom are lifetime friends that created the group purely to bring happiness to the ears of every listener. Before coming together as The High Plains Drifters, the group’s members have worked alongside an array of legendary acts and artists including Pete Townsend, Brian May & Roger Taylor of Queen, Suge Knight of Death Row Records, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. John Macom’s music has been showcased in indie movies and TV shows, including Dawson’s CreekParty of Five, and Felicity.

Glide is proud to premiere “Virginia” (below) a purist country folk dandy about a former love flame who has left her lover in distraught. The High Plains Drifters bring together a bygone sound that is reminiscent of the true country standards of yesteryear that recall Cash, Jones, Perkins and Haggard.

 

 

 

https://glidemagazine.com/…/song-premiere-high-plains-drif…/

Unforeseen Circumstances hits #10 Radio Free Americana Charts

Number 10 on the RFA Charts this week!

 

Rank Artist / Album Spins
  1 The Beatifics  
    How I learned To Stop Worrying (20th Anniversary remaster with bonus tracks) 26
  2 The Sadies  
    Northern Passages 25
  3 Various: Twelve String High  
    Twelve String High 23
Tie 3 Mose Allison  
    I'm Not Talkin': The Song Stylings of Mose Allison 23
  5 Son Volt  
    Notes of Blue 22
Tie 5 Tommy Keene  
    Showtunes II 22
  7 King Salami and the Cumberland 3  
    Goin' Back To Wurstville 21
  8 NRBQ  
    High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective 20
Tie 8 Chandler Travis Philharmonic  
    Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1 20
  10 The Nothings  
    Here come the NO-THINGS!! 18
Tie 10 John Macom  
    Unforeseen Circumstances 18
  12 Sallie Ford  
    Soul Sick
http://www.radiofreeamericana.com/Chart/Archive/Chart-2017-02-09.htm

Unforeseen Circumstances at #31 IPO 2016 Album of the Year

1. Trolley-Caught In The Darkness (Easter)
2. Seth Swirsky-Circles and Squares (Self-Released)
3. The Explorers Club-Together (Goldstar)
4. The Nines-Alejandro’s Visions (TAS Gold)
5. The Junipers-Red Bouquet Fair (Self-Released)
6. Michael Collins-Last Laugh (Self-Released)
7. Ulysses-Law and Order (Black Glove)
8. Erik Voeks-So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away (Hanky Panky)
9. Mimi Betinis-Music Sounds (Self-Released)
10. Rocket Bureau-Phantoms Ringing 67-73 (Kool Kat)
11. Coke Belda-Nummer Zwei (Rock Indiana)
12. The Jayhawks-Paging Mr. Proust (Sham)
13. Miracle Glass Company-Miracle Glass Company (Self-Released)
14. The Vow-Ghost Writer (Slug)
15. The Fast Camels-Tales of The Expected (Magic Optician)
16. The Monkees-Good Times! (Rhino)
17. Ken Sharp-New Mourning (Jet Fighter)
18. Diamond Hands-Diamond Hands (You Are The Cosmos)
19. The Well Wishers-Comes and Goes (ThatWasMySkull)
20. Champagne-Beach Closed (Rock Indiana)
21. Faux Know-Tactics (Sonorous Conglomorous)
22. The Legal Matters-Conrad (Omnivore)
23. Michael Carpenter-The Big Radio (Big Radio)
24. Pacific Soul LTD.-The Dance Divine (Karma Frog)
25. Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Children-For The Ages To Come (Akashic)
26. Somerdale-Shake It Maggie (FDR)
27. The Chemistry Set-The Endless More and More (Cindi)
28. Nada Surf-You Know Who You Are (Barsuk)
29. Wade Jackson-Whiskey Alpha Delta Echo (Half A Cow)
30. Cotton Mather-Death of The Cool (Star Apple Kingdom)
31. John Macom-Unforseen Circumstances (American Nostril)
32. Octubre-Mouseland (Self-Released)
33. Greg Pope-Guiding Star (Octoberville)
34. Tommy and The Rockets-Beer and Fun and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Kool Kat)
35. Brian Curtis-Brain Circus (Electric Bozo)
36. Gothic Chicken-Lift The Cobweb Veil (Pink Hedgehog)
37. Men of North Country-This City (Acid Jazz)
38. The Dowling Poole-[One] Hyde Park (Self-Released)
39. The Flat Five-It’s A World of Love and Hope (Augiedisc)
40. The Mergers-With A Carrot and A Stick (Soundflat)

http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/2017/01/03/bash-on-pop-david-bashs-best-of-2016-lists/

Glide Magazine

 

SONG PREMIERE: HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS REKINDLE COUNTRY FOLK OF YESTERYEAR ON SUBLIME “VIRGINIA”

 

 

Born with a desire for the finer things in life, a love of rock n’ roll, and a rich background in the entertainment industry, The High Plains Drifters are the new band that is effortlessly merging various genres with their infectious music that speaks to the rebel in all of us. Gearing up for the fall release of their self-titled album, the band of wanderlust veteran musicians delivers a unique rhythmic backdrop that showcases a diverse abundance of melodies, hooks and tongue-in-cheek lyrical conceptions that make it irresistible not to sing along. The EP produced by Greg Cohen (Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and more) conceptualizes a listening experience of a sonic road trip across the country where your radio station of choice fuses into various genres as you travel.  As they bend through various genres, one this is certain: The High Plain Drifters offers a body of work of pure “feel good” systematic cohesion.

The Drifter’s front man is Larry Studnicky (songwriter/lead & backup vocals,) the historic lawyer who, at the turn of the millennium, structured and closed a deal with nearly all the major labels and publishers the world’s first license agreements allowing for internet-delivered interactive radio. The band also features Charles Czarnecki (producer/songwriter/keyboards, percussion/lead &backup vocals), John Macom (rhythm & electric guitars/lead & backup vocals) and Mike DoCampo (rhythm & electric guitars/backup vocals), all of whom are lifetime friends that created the group purely to bring happiness to the ears of every listener. Before coming together as The High Plains Drifters, the group’s members have worked alongside an array of legendary acts and artists including Pete Townsend, Brian May & Roger Taylor of Queen, Suge Knight of Death Row Records, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. John Macom’s music has been showcased in indie movies and TV shows, including Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five, and Felicity.

Glide is proud to premiere “Virginia” (below) a purist country folk dandy about a former love flame who has left her lover in distraught. The High Plains Drifters bring together a bygone sound that is reminiscent of the true country standards of yesteryear that recall Cash, Jones, Perkins and Haggard.

 

 

 

https://glidemagazine.com/…/song-premiere-high-plains-drif…/

https://glidemagazine.com/…/song-premiere-high-plains-drif…/

The Absolute Powerpop Top 100 Albums of 2016, #1-50.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Absolute Powerpop Top 100 Albums of 2016, #1-50.

As those who follow me on Twitter may have noticed, I agonized over picking a clear-cut #1 for the year, since the top 5 (heck, the top 10) were pretty much interchangeable for me. Rather than cop out and go with an unnumbered top five like I did several years back, I decided to honor the band I put at #1 for their lengthy career of quality music, not just quality power pop. It may not have been their greatest career album, but it was excellent and worthy of the top spot even though I can't say I liked it any more than some of the others I had ranked highly. Anyway, here's the top half of the list:

1. The Posies-Solid States
2. Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms-Basement Punk
3. Cheap Star-Songs for the Farrelly Brothers
4. Bryan Estepa-Every Little Thing
5. Seth Swirsky-Circles & Squares
6. Ken Sharp-New Mourning
7. Nick Piunti-Trust Your Instincts
8. John Macom-Unforeseen Circumstances
9. The Legal Matters-Conrad
10. Timothy Nelson-Words Like Young
11. Whitney-Light Upon the Lake
12. Tuns-S/T
13. Propeller-Fall Off the World
14. Sadler Vaden-S/T
15. Look Park-S/T
16. The Foreign Films-Record Collector
17. Erik Voeks-So The Wind Won't Blow it All Away
18. King Mixer-Hang On
19. Greg Pope-Guiding Star
20. Goodo-Better Than Millions
21. Hurry-Guided Meditation
22. Scott Warren-Good Love
23. Michael Carpenter & The Cuban Heels-Ain't Nothing Left to Say
24. Wesley Fuller-Melvista
25. Cupid's Carnival-Everything is Love
26. The Nines-Alejandro's Visions
27. Cotton Mather-Death of the Cool
28. Joey Sykes-Classic New Rock
29. Brett Harris-Up in the Air
30. The 88-Close to You
31. Carey Ott-Nocona
32. Kevin Devine-Instigator
33. Latvian Radio-Until Tomorrow Gets in the Way
34. Mark Crozer & The Rels-Sunny Side Down
35. Andy Bopp-Blisters & Thorns
36. Nada Surf-You Know Who You Are
37. Title Tracks-Long Dream
38. Dropkick-Balance the Light
39. Joe Giddings-Better from Here
40. Justin Levinson-Yes Man
41. Arvidson & Butterflies-S/T
42. The Well Wishers-Comes and Goes
43. Denny Smith-An Overnight Low
44. Michael Roberts-Suspended in This Space
45. The Person & The People-Dark & Low
46. Mark Crozer-Broken Bones
47. Swedish Polarbears-The Great Northern
48. Fallon Cush-Bee in Your Bonnet
49. Stay-The Mean Solar Times
50. Bob Evans-Car Boot Sale
http://absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-absolute-powerpop-top-100-albums-of_28.html

Power Pop Station TOP 50 ALBUMS/EPs 2016 #41 John Macom

DOMINGO, 1 DE JANEIRO DE 2017

TOP 50 ALBUMS/EPs 2016

1 - "s/t" - DIAMOND HANDS
2 - "Everything Is Love" - CUPID'S CARNIVAL 
3 - "New Mourning" - KEN SHARP
4 - "And The Average Lookings" - DAVID BROOKINGS
5 - "Circles & Squares" - SETH SWIRSKY 
6 - "White Album" - WEEZER
7 - "Do Hollywood" - THE LEMON TWIGS 
8 - "Conrad" - THE LEGAL MATTERS 
9 - "Here" - TEENAGE FANCLUB 
10 - "Melvista" - WESLEY FULLER 

11 - "Back In The Day" - RADIO DAYS
12 - "Confront The Truth" - TONY MOLINA 
13 - "So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away" - ERIK VOEKS 
14 - "Blisters & Thorns" - ANDY BOPP 
15 - "Beach Closed" - CHAMPAGNE 
16 - "La Sombra De Ayer" - LUKAH BOO 
17 - "Death Of The Cool" - COTTON MATHER 
18 - "Mercury Man" - BUTCH YOUNG
19 - "Trust Your Instincts" - NICK PIUNTI 
20 - "Edge Of A Dream" - THE JANGLE BAND 

21 - "s/t" - ARVIDSON & BUTTERFLIES
22 - "Ada" - SAN FRANCISCO 
23 - "Red Bouquet Fair" - THE JUNIPERS 
24 - "The Great Northern" - SWEDISH POLARBEARS
25 - "s/t" - LOOK PARK 
26 - "Alejandro's Visions" - THE NINES
27 - "Studio 2"- THE WEEKLINGS
28 - "Turn The Music Up" - AUTOMAT
29 - "Together" - THE EXPLORERS CLUB 
30 - "New Love Environment" - ROB MARTINEZ 

31 - "Love Not War" - CLIFF HILLIS
32 - "Was Your Tie Black?" - ROGER SINCERO & JAVIER DE TORRES 
33 - "s/t" - TUNS
34 - "Up In The Air" - BRETT HARRIS
35 - "Every Little Thing" - BRYAN ESTEPA 
36 - "Classic New Rock" - JOHN SYKES
37 - "Balance The Light" - DROPKICK 
38 - "Poptimistic" - GARY RITCHIE 
39 - "Sticky Love Songs Vols. 1 & 2" - BUBBLE GUM ORCHESTRA 
40 - "Guiding Star" - GREG POPE 

41 - "Unforeseen Circumstances" - JOHN MACOM 
42 - "Basement Punk" - RYAN ALLEN & HIS EXTRA ARMS
43 - "Ain't Nothing Left To Say" - MICHAEL CARPENTER AND THE CUBAN HEELS
44 - "New Misery" - CULLEN OMORI
45 - "Shake It Maggie" - SOMERDALE
46 - "Fall Of The World" - PROPELLER
47 - "Until Tomorrow In The Way" - LATVIAN RADIO
48 - "Centramina Beatles Y Mazinger-Z" - JULIO CABLE
49 - "Better From Here" - JOE GIDDINGS 
50 - "Yesterday's Misadventures" - JAMES CLARK INSTITUTE

 

 

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I am honored to now have Kool Kat Music distributing my album.  They are doing a two-for-one deal where you get my new Unforeseen Circumstances album along with my debut Binge "Ghost of Girlfriends Past" CD all for $13.00 USD.  Great write up up too!  

 

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John Macom is an internationally known singer-songwriter and producer from Hoboken, NJ. In the past, his songs have been featured on television shows such as “Dawson’s Creek”, “Felicity”, “Party of Five”, and other teen dramas. His first album with pop-rock band Binge, “Ghost of Girlfriends Past”, received a 5-star Rolling Stone review. John wrote, performed and produced the band’s “Anna Kournikova” song (also the title of their second album) which became the Lycos branding theme for the highest endorsed female athlete in the world. The track was also featured in Anna's E! “True Hollywood Story”. “His experience shines through in an auspicious solo debut that's as pure and smooth as pop gets. Working off the basic Lennon-McCartney guitar pop template, he churns out one catchy tune after another – ‘Hi and Goodbye’ reminds me of Cliff Hillis at his best, the languid ‘Think About You’ find him crooning ‘youuuuu’ to hooky effect, and ‘It's All Coming Back to Me Now’ is great Crowded House-styled mid-tempo (but with momentum) pop. And I defy anyone to get the chorus of ‘Nadia’ out of their head. This might be the best debut album I've heard in 2016.” – AbsolutePowerPop.com COMES WITH A FREE COPY OF “THE GHOST OF GITRLFRIENDS PAST” BY BINGE, JOHN’S FORMER POP BAND’S 1997 DEBUT! GREAT!!
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Absolute PowerPop (Late October Roundup)

John Macom-Unforeseen Circumstances. John Macom has been around the music biz for a while now, having been in the band Binge, which contributed tunes to TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five and Felicity. Here, the New Yorker goes solo for the first time, and his experience shines through in an auspicious debut that's as pure and smooth as pop gets. Working off the basic Lennon-McCartney guitar pop template, Macom churns out one catchy tune after another - "Hi and Goodbye" reminds me of Cliff Hillis at his best, the languid "Think About You" find him crooning "youuuuu" to hooky effect, and "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" is great Crowded House-styled mid-tempo (but with momentum) pop. And I defy anyone to get the chorus of "Nadia" out of their head. This might be the best debut album I've heard in 2016, and I've embedded the YouTube playlist of the album below so you can confirm for yourself.

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