A solo folk artist singing behind the Actor Actor persona, Twisted Wrecks was a refreshing mix of folk with an ease of listening that I really enjoyed. There was nothing forced about the music, just a pretty simple mix of solid guitar talents and vocals that were authentic.
The title track “Twisted Wrecks” starts us off with a glimpse into an emotional love that is not as simple as the effortless talents of the artist. I enjoyed the organic pairing of the guitar with the laid back styling of lyrics that were strong enough that they didn't need to be overly manufactured. The opening was something I could see playing well in person. The vocals really connected with the subject matter in a way that you just knew this song was personal and couldn't be sung by anyone else. It's like when a song is just written for just one voice.
“A Truth Worth Knowing” is an interesting take on love just for the sake of being in love but perhaps not with the right person. I enjoyed the honest tone of the song, and it never felt forced or overdone. “Vertigo” was also very much this way.
That feeling of being out of sorts but in a good way by finding just the right match. It's an interesting use of something most people wouldn't describe as being a pleasant thing, actually having vertigo but you also just understand the feeling of experiencing an overwhelming level of love. The type of love that overtakes the senses and you just don't know if it's a good or bad thing just yet.
“Fear of Lights” was a continuation of “Vertigo” that left me feeling like there was so much more to this story and wanting more. I want to hear more of his voice and to continue the story. Four songs simply wasn't enough for me, in a selfish way I wanted more because it was good.
The folk styling was natural and the emotions paired well with the guitar. The vocals were soothing but also a bit stronger than that if that makes sense. I found myself listening several times to each song because I feared missing something, each time there was a new piece I would catch.
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