Colin Coppola is young aspiring rapper/songwriter. His latest release The Fable is far from perfect but shows some potential in a couple of places. Let just get into it.
Up first is “Back Seat.” It starts with a simple serene piano melody. He then literally clears his throat and starts to explain how he wants to “move” people and then says here it goes. For starters you probably shouldn't announce that you want to move people and then attempt to do that. It felt a bit forced but somehow worked at the same time
Up next is the title track. For some reason he pans the vocals hard left. You shouldn't do that with a lead vocal. It’s not a good idea for a number of reasons.
He attempts to sing but I think he has more luck in the rap department( althought he is a decent singer). He sort of talks disjointly and sometimes sings on “Reminiscment (Feat. Rory Baker)” while “Self Doubt (Feat. Mota Vaper)” revolves around a couple of piano chords. He arguably gives his best vocal performance on this song.
He closes with “Sometime's I'm Dead” which is hodgepodge of different singing styles. Coppola might not exactly be on the same level as Chance The Rapper or Killer Mike but at least he has some unique characterstics.
The best advice I can give Coppola is that if he wants to move people he will have to probably work with a producer who can help him find a sound and engineer his music. If he doesn't he will need to get a little more skilled at production if he wants to start competing with the big boys.
Coppola seems passionate about his music. I think he needs a bit more direction and guidance and good things may come. Looking foward to hearing his music evolve
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