Friday, June 27, 2008
CD Review: Vic Kingsley - These Frequencies
Vic Kingsley - These Frequencies
2008, Victor Garcia
Miami, FL native Vic Kingsley (nee Garcia) grew up on a musical diet that included the Beatles and Michael Jackson, among others. This goes a long way toward explaining the crisp, hummable melodies that play throughout his full length debut, These Frequencies.
Kingsley is an emotive singer with a sense for writing vaguely detailed songs filled with emotional power. Missing You Tonight is a prime example, featuring Kingsley and his guitar in a confessional that reminds me of some of John Mayer's better stuff. The album opens with the jangly Last Satellite, a song that displays Kingsley's voice in fine fashion. Other highlights include B For Breaking My Heart, Take You Home, Undercover and What Are We Going To Do?
These Frequencies is the sort of release that makes you excited to hear what comes next. There is a certain quirkiness to Kingsley's style that is at once comforting and startling. To say that the music feels emotionally honest is an understatement. Lyrically he is a definite talent, and the voice is at once familiar and new. You'll find yourself falling into the world of Vic Kingsley each time you listen to this fine CD!
Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
To learn more about Vic Kingsley, check out www.myspace.com/kingsleyofmiami. You can purchase a copy of These Frequencies at www.cdbaby.com/vickingsley.