Cal is an artist from Lisburn, Northern Ireland who is just getting his start. With minimal gear and guitar in hand he made a demo entitled The Bedroom Sessions. Suffice it to say there are plenty of issues in a number of departments but he shows some potential here.
Up first is “Stay Another Day” which starts off with guitar and vocals. The guitar tone needs a lot of work but I thought the melody was fairly catchy. As the song progresses he adds an additional guitar with distortion. The song touches upon love and loss. He sings, “Everything's so bleak when you're not next to me / This song just made me ten times more ugly but I can either sit here and waste away or I can make you stay one more day.”
Up next is “Crash” which doesn't require much explanation. It revolves around a couple of major and minor chords which are aggressively strummed. He sings, “I'm sitting all alone in my room /Looking at our photographs / Thinking about all the times your face has shaped my path / The places we used to roam from the forest to the beach / The mountainsides skylines green fields and seas.”
The next song “Happiness” is arguably the best song. It's definitely a bit of a downer but the vocal melody was awfully catchy. I would have loved to have heard more instrumentation like orchestral string. Food for thought on his next effort.
“Teenage Rock n' Roll Love Song” is the closer which is a basic pop/rock song. I will admit the melodies are infectious and I thought it would have worked even better with additional instrumentation.
I think finding more musicians to play with and getting to the next level with production and recording quality would be the next logical step for Cal. As of right now he falls into a case of wait and see.
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