Connecticut-based singer/songwriter Alec Chambers has been causing a lot of buzz with his debut single, “Whole Again,” which starts the EP off with just the right tone. With a pure pop sound, beautiful guitar, and a swelling, entrancing chorus, Chambers breathes life into the four-track debut with the love song that has him poised for commercial success.
Chambers maintains the energy of Whole Again with “Lost In Translation” and its upbeat, rhythmic sound, all the while exploring another emotion: frustration. There is a cheeky tone to the track, despite the subject being a misunderstanding, only further made into a catchy tune by Chambers’ belting demands of, “Are you even listening?” While most of the EP showcases the softer side of the nineteen year old, this song stands out, showing his versatility, as well as his consistency.
“Bleecker Street” is a slower, softer narrative, and each line really does set the scene; the end of a relationship and possibly the pain of getting over someone initially. It seems to be about realizing you’d rather fight for someone than give them up, or even about leaving a relationship and finding yourself. I love the folk undertones in the instrumental that add so much depth and character to the song. This is a well crafted piece of expression, building perfectly onto the previous tracks; making the EP read like a story.
Cliche`s exist for a reason: people fall in love with them, and can relate to them. On “Heart of Gold,” Chambers tells the very typical boy loves girl, she insists “we’re just friends,” and he attempts to convince her otherwise, story. With sweet lyrics, swelling instrumentals, and well-written lyrics, it is impossible to resist. “No more days in black and white, you put color in my life…,” Chambers croons, and it is easy to imagine fans of One Direction and 5 Seconds Of Summer swooning at the singer’s show.
Overall, Whole Again proves to be wonderful debut, showcasing lots of potential for Alec Chambers’ young career, as well as setting the bar for what’s to come. Full of stunning melodies, classic pop style, and a crisp feeling of originality, Whole Again will be available on February 3rd.
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