Robbie Greig is an artist from Melbourne, Australia who recently released Gravity. Gravity is a diverse album combining a number of popular styles like rock, blues, folk, jazz and more. Grieg is able to explore these genres and often unifies them in ways that creates a signature sound.
The album starts with “Love So Sweet” which is a reggae/rock song. Suffice it to say the song has good vibes and will in fact get you on the dance floor. The verse makes you bounce and the chorus will make you rise.
Up next is “Walkabout” which is a lot more rock based but the song is still upbeat with overt Americana vibes. The organ comes in strong here and there is a great section where he names an instrument and then it comes into the mix. It reminded me of Tubular Bells.
“Way Out On A Limb” is a jazzy/blues style riff. It's got a great smooth groove that makes you want to snap your fingers. Greig sounds at home here and I thought his vocals sounded great. The end of the song was a bit weird. There was definitely some sort of sexual moaning happening.
“Cold-hearted Days” is whimsical folk. It’s almost fantasy based and felt like it could work in a film like King Arthur. “Small Mercies” is a highlight in the batch and actually also has a fantasy based vibe as well. There are some memorable melodies here.
“All In The Game” reminded me of warm ’70s classic rock not too far from Steely Dan while “How Long?” is a romantic yet passionate song.. He stretches his vocals here and it sounds great. “Time Slips Away” is the first ballad in my opinion. It’s sweet, tender, heartfelt and also heartbreaking.
“Where Are You Now?” is the first bouncing funk jam in the batch and again it’s Americana infused in a very '70s type of way. Last up is the wonderful “Just Makin' It Up As We Go Along” which sounds like you are in a crowded restaurant. There are some vocal samples which I found a little distracting. That being said Greig gives one of his best vocal performances.
Overall, their is a good album and every song really had a different flavor to me but not so much that it felt out of place. There is a lot here to appreciate. Take a listen.
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