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20 Watts Reviews Title Tracks’ It Was Easy by JohnCassillo

Title Tracks provide an interesting, engaging debut effort

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WE GIVE IT: 14/20 Watts

John Davis seems to have finally gotten it right. After spending seven years drumming for Q and Not U, Davis co-founded Georgie James, which fizzled out in 2008 due tension with bandmate Laura Burhenn. Title Tracks’ debut album It Was Easy channels the musical frustration Davis felt following the failed Georgie James endeavor. The nine original songs and two cover tracks have a classical pop structure and give off an upbeat façade. Meanwhile, the lyrics express serious emotional distress.

“Black Bubblegum” is a perfect example of this seemingly two-faced album. The track is among the most pop-sounding on the album (no pun intended), yet the lyrical content issues a stern insult on Davis’ behalf. Reminiscent of a mellower Relient K, the first track “Every Little Bit Hurts” and the title track, follow suit. Title Tracks pepper the fade-out of “Every Little Bit Hurts” with a light chuckle, proving that they are not too clean-cut and do not take themselves too seriously. Continue reading

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