Listen to @SeanSmithsolo’s admirable take on @RichardMarx’s 90’s well-remembered hit “Hazard”

SEAN SMITH, “Hazard”

One of the big surprises in UK singer/songwriter Sean Smith’s album called Solo is the presence of a few cover versions.  I’m not big on covers as regular readers of this blog know well.  But Sean’s vocal is so suited for “Hazard” that his rendition ends up being a rather faithful version, even if the arrangement is missing some of the mystique and intrigue of the original.  Like with Richard Marx’s original, Sean’s gentle and convincing vocal is in stark contrast to the creepy subject matter, which made “Hazard” one of the more fascinating hits of 1992.  It’s definitely worth your attention, and do check out the other cover in Solo, which is of “Human” by The Killers.

Published in: on August 16, 2020 at 9:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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UK singer/songwriter @SeanSmithsolo helps us bask and dance through “Summertime”

SEAN SMITH, “Summertime”

Sean Smith always surprises in some way or form when he releases a new song, and “Summertime” is no exception to that.  The UK singer/songwriter has crafted with producer Andy Sikorski a delightful ode to basking in and enjoying the summer through a past reminiscence.  “Summertime” also shows off Sean’s high vocal range much more extensively than other songs in the past, and it’s the highlight of the song.  “Summertime” is culled from Sean’s brand new album for Energise Records called Solo, which features past singles that I’ve written about such as “Magic”, “Fire”, and that smashing and memorable duet with Australia’s Peter Wilson, “Verona”, so I’ll look forward to hearing the rest!

Published in: on July 25, 2020 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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