Strutterzine (Netherlands) - Album Review (May 10, 2022)

Brock Davis: A Song Waiting To Be Sung 

A Song Waiting To Be Sung is the new album from singer/songwriter BROCK DAVIS, who grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but is now peddling between Nashville and Santa Cruz, California. Not entirely sure if this is his first album, but I truly hope he gets the attention he deserves, because his music is a lovely mix of American rock, Country, Americana, AOR/westcoast and a touch of Southern Rock.

The album was recorded and mixed in Nashville by Grammy award winning engineer Zach Allen (KEB MO, CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM) at Ronnie’s Place in Nashville, TN, a historic studio once owned by ROY ORBISON and, later, RONNIE MILSAP. It all sounds really picture perfect, and besides Brock on vocals, the other involved musicians are guitarists PAT MCGRATH and JUSTIN OSTRANDER, bassist DUNCAN MULLINS, drummer MARCUS FINNIE, SCOTTY SANDERS and RUSS PAHL (pedal steel), MICHAEL HICKS (B3 & Piano) and 6 backing vocalists.

The material is superstrong from start to finish, with a total of 13 songs included, and it definitely rocks from time to time, although towards the end it gets a bit more mainstream country/americana ish (with even a DANNY VERA kinda song in the shape of Any Lie). The best songs however are the rockier ones, such as Can't Get Close Enough To You, which is a lovely midtempo heartland/rootsy melodic rocker that sounds like a mix between TOM PETTY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JACKSON BROWNE, JIMMY DAVIS and such, featuring a superb catchy soulful AOR/Westcoast chorus and a real classic rocking vibe to finish it off. I Get It Now is the kinda typical American country/southern power rock ballad like it is only possible to create in the good old USA. It’s a wonderful catchy radio-ready tune that should easily find its way on the American radio stations.

All Free takes it a step further, because this semi-rockballad is almost purely in the classic AOR/Rock direction of MITCH MALLOY and STAN BUSH, although vocally Brock sounds a bit rawer in a TOM KIMMEL/TOM COCHRANE kinda direction. Here and there we do find some more calmer singer-songwriter pieces in the JACKSON BROWNE style and as already mentioned country and americana influences are upfront towards the end of the CD, but all together A Song Waiting To Be Sung is a highly recommended album to check out!

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