Monday, September 15, 2008

Hotel Lights: Firecracker People

Hotel Lights
Firecracker People
Bar/None Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Hotel Lights is songwriter Darren Jessee, otherwise known as the drummer (and co-songwriter) of Ben Folds Five. Firecracker People is his sophomore outing and it is an album that will instantly grow on you with repeat plays because of its subtle and heartfelt approach. Jessee's voice is soft and his style is not as explosive of any of the Ben Folds work but it is this soft delivery that carries each tracks memorable chorus and keeps your interest right down to the last chord!

Key Track: "Norina"

Band With Similar Fire:
Ron Sexsmith

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael