AM – Future Sons & Daughters
February 9, 2010
After two very impressive releases I was very interested to hear if AM could come up with something to top that. But this musician has so much talent that he just reinvented himself. His balance between eclectic songwriting and accessible pop music is just perfect.
The musical arrangements on “Future Sons & Daughters” are a little gutsier and at times a little darker. But then on a song like Leavenworth, AM shows that he can play a very ‘small’ and almost brittle song to absolute perfection.
I think if I had to capture this album in one word I would call it ‘balanced’. Everything works together very well, the melodies in the songs are very strong and AM uses his excellent vocals and musical arrangements to really create a mood in the songs. He knows how to write a good song and he knows how to make it come alive.
Listen to songs like The Other Side which has a very catchy almost westcoast-like undertone, Leavenworth on which AM excells, Grand Opinion which is an interesting pop song that has a very original arrangement and When The Dust Settles which is just a very strong song.
There’s a lot of diversity and strength on this new album, and while my expectations (based on the previous AM albums) were really high, this musician managed to surprise me yet again. AM is a top talent and a genuinely good musician and it’s about time the world acknowledges that.