All We Need Is Love
The Year of the Cock is also shaping up to be the Year of the Troubadour. Or at the very least a good year for the undervalued singer/songwriters of society. Scott Fisherâ€šÃ„Ã´s self-titled release offers a reviving break from overproduced, overplayed pop music.Fisher sparks many comparisons to successful pop stars, the strongest of which is to Gavin DeGraw. But Fisher plays with a stronger emphasis on his piano work and less on the other elements of his band. The sound is not altogether unique, but combined with his lyrics offers a worthy album.
ame Two common themes which recur on the disc are the effects that heartbreak and desire have on oneâ€šÃ„Ã´s sense of self, and the inherent contradiction in societyâ€šÃ„Ã´s search for an improved community, but never at the expense of profits or technological innovation.
One of the albumâ€šÃ„Ã´s highlights is â€šÃ„ÃºCrisis,â€šÃ„Ã¹ which discusses the latter theme. â€šÃ„ÃºDo we owe nothing to those whose path we cross/With indifference in the heart, it is love that is lost.â€šÃ„Ã¹
On â€šÃ„ÃºChemicalsâ€šÃ„Ã¹ Fisher eliminates the standard chorus break, and the song works well. The intense attraction of spotting a stranger at a club and already beginning to formulate songs about her comes across, though the song is even more generally a comment on what it is that attracts people to each other.
ame Fisher has lots of raw talent, overseeing the production of his entire album. And in Fisherâ€šÃ„Ã´s case, his music also captures attention. It will be tough to stomach for any pop fans lacking a taste for piano or falsetto vocals. But the end product is a fused package of pure pop goodness.