DizzyTree is the duo Herman Colon & Jon Coccaro. The duo met in college and recently delivered a three-song EP entitled The DizzyTree. All the songs are poppy, contemporary sounding songs which showcase some potential, talent and creativity in the studio.
They open with “Brooklyn Zoo” which is the highlight of the three songs and is easily repeat worthy. The song is slick and layers a good amount of reverb on the guitar and vocals which are supported by an electronic beat. I thought the guitar work sounded great if a little familiar sounding to today's musical environment. The vocals are really what made the song stick out. It’s the best performance and also has the catchiest melodies. Don't miss the video for the song below.
“Nothing Like You” is a solid song but also plays into tropes of the singer/songwriter genre that have been prevalent for quite some time. On top of that the lyrics about a lady play more into the singer/songwriter genre. All that being said the delivery is there and the song is catchy.
They close with “Alien Nation” which is a pretty straightforward pop song. A heavy electronic is in front of the mix while clean guitars and synths provide the layers. Th vocals are a again very well delivered and melodic.
Overall, I liked all three songs. I have to admit that I would have appreciated organic sounding drums on these songs but nonetheless the layering of elements was very well done and both vocalists have some talent. More importantly I felt like they complemented each other.
The only advice I have is for the duo to keep digging to try and develop a signature. This is partially due to the EP only having three songs but after spending some time with the three songs it felt pretty general and their style felt a bit vague.
This EP at the very least creates a foundation for the duo which they can surely evolve and thrive. They have the skill set and I am excited to hear their future work.
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