1. Without Your Skin
2. Nobody Knows
3. Brilliant Blue
5. Number Queen
Keaton Simons seems to release short EPs or long multi-disc albums instead of the regular 10-14 track albums. But his music is far from regular as well. It’s gutsy, bluesy and filled with soul.
The EP opens with Without Your Skin which reminds me of Gavin deGraw somewhat, just completer. Where deGraw seems to want to go safe and make it all mainstream, Keaton Simons is not afraid to just go where his heart & soul go and bring you this great song.
Nobody Knows was the opener for his full-length album, and it reappears on the Blink EP. It was and still is one of Keaton’s best songs. It is soulful and is extremely catchy, and you will find yourself singing along to it. No doubt.
The Maroon 5-esque Brilliant Blue already appeared on ‘Exes & Whys’ as well. When I got the full-length album I wasn’t sure about this song, but in time it has grown on me. It will never be one of my favorite Keaton Simons songs, but I do really enjoy it. Though it still kind of depends on my mood.
Everything is the third song taken from ‘Exes & Whys’ to be put on the Blink EP. It has great potential and shows a lot of musicianship. Great live song.
The EP ends with a new song, Number Queen. And once again, Keaton pleasantly surprises me. This song has character. That’s the way I see it. It shows strength and talent. If, one day, he can afford it, he should record this song with an orchestra and lots of strings and make it very big. I think that would be very cool.
Once again I’m surprised how Keaton Simons manages to show so much diversity and creativity in only 5 songs. This man is one of the biggest stars of our time, and hopefully he will one day be recognized as one. Take my word for it and get his records. If you love music, you won’t regret it.