Davy Crockett has been in the music industry for around fourteen years producing and engineering music. He started recording his own music and recently released live in the moment.. His music is bright, poppy and full of synths. If you’re a fan of a band like Passion Pit and The Chromatics or anything really off Italians Do It Better label you should really enjoy this album. There are plenty of infectious synth pop hooks that you can sink your teeth into.
Crockett’s vocal style works very well with the music and often feels exuberant and bursting with emotion. It’s obvious he has production skills and engineering skills that are top notch as he treats his vocals with just enough reverb to meld with the synths.
He opens with “Give Up The Ghost” which initially combines vocal harmonies, a fuzzy synth bass and electronic percussion. Crockett knows how to craft a song, as he doesn’t let the hook overstay its welcome and knows when to also show some restraint. The first song was no fluke as he demonstrates with the second track “Good Mornin.” Crockett overlays vocal harmonies that make the song soar and it doesn't hurt that the beats and synths work is quite inventive.
“Documentary” is the arguable highlight and most single worthy song on the album. The song benefits from backup vocals provided by Anna Koneski. As much as I enjoyed the juxtaposition of male and female vocals it's ultimately the hook that made this song notable. It really explodes when he sings, “If I ever leave a promise to take away the memory of when the world is ours.” I really enjoyed how the song celebrated the nostalgia.
If there is any melancholy on the album you will find it on “Brother” (you will also find some on “You Like Me Too Much”). The song implements a sample of JFK that is layered with atmospheric synths and a steady beat. “Little Luxuries” pops in the same way a Passion Pit song does while “Washed//Clean (Que Sera, Sera)” is an odd deviation that puts down the synth and replaces them with guitars. He closes with “(Don't) Keep Coming Back” which is a fantastic song but also strays from the synth-based music that most of the album is comprised of.
The only minor gripe I have is that when Crockett strays away from synth pop it feels unexpected and slightly messes with the flow of the album. Overall, released live in the moment. is an exceptional album that was a delight to listen to.
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