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Here Right Now
Genres: Pop, Rock
Having spent considerable time on the road supporting the likes of John Mayer, Maroon 5, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, and Kelly Clarkson (with whom he had a brief romantic fling), blue-eyed Oklahoman singer-songwrit... more »
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Having spent considerable time on the road supporting the likes of John Mayer, Maroon 5, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, and Kelly Clarkson (with whom he had a brief romantic fling), blue-eyed Oklahoman singer-songwriter Graham Colton has learned to hone his brand of bittersweet, coffeehouse-friendly rock from the best. Colton's second major label release, Here Right Now , deftly balances simple introspective sentiments with huge, unapologetically mainstream tunes, suggesting anything less than total radio/television/MySpace domination would be a letdown. Most the songs find him tunefully coming to grips with a broken heart, but "You Find a Way" seems like the prime contender of the set, built around searing guitars, hyperactive rhythms, and a merciless chorus: "But you find a way/To keep me hanging on/You find a way/To make everything go wrong." His education is about to pay off big-time.--Aidin Vaziri
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Alan Z. (ZUBEALA) from JACKSONVILLE, FL
Reviewed on 2/1/2010...
This is a wonderful collection of songs by an excellent song writer. If you enjoy Jackson Browne, Elliot Morris you will love this Graham Colton CD. "New Years Resolution" is one of my favorites. Nice instrumentation, and nice mix from rock (3 Doors Down type) to acoustic ballads like "On your Side"
The Ones You Never Forget
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 01/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Graham Colton's "Here Right Now" has a great pop sound. The opener is a kissing cousin to Guster's "Satellite" from their Ganging Up on the Sun CD, but has Graham's soaring vocals and his band crack thunder guitar avalanche. "You Find a Way" has another great pop beat with a catchy hook. Graham slows the pace & turns in a nice vocal on "Best Days," "Let's make the best of tonight, here comes the rest of our lives." "Forget About You" pumps furiously, "I am useless, young & stupid for thinking I'll get over you." "Cellophane Girl" begins with an acoustic guitar and strings on a sweet track, "You leave a sweet taste in my mouth on the edge of the world." "Always In Love" is another strong track with a glistening vocal by Colton. My current favorite track on the CD is "Whatever Breaks My Heart" with the powerful emotions that are mirrored by the strength of Colton's vocals and the sonic attack of the guitars on the chorus, "Round & round, you're spinning me." "New Years Resolution" has a piano backing and a pretty melody, "Here's to the ones you never forget; Here's to the year we had." I read a professional review that dismissed this CD as shallow. True, the subjects in Colton's songs are mostly romantic, but they are done well with variety in tempo and arrangement. I like it. Enjoy!"
"Here" to Stay!
NHBM | Nashotah, WI, USA | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Graham Colton's major label debut solo album "Here Right Now" is an absolute gem that sparkles in uniqueness and is heavy laden with raw emotion and pure feeling. The CD has been over two years in the making since Graham Colton Band's debut album "Drive" was released. Graham says he's never felt more a part of an album in his life. It shows. The songs are great.
The best songs include You Find a Way, Forget About You, Cellophane Girl, Always on Your Side, and Always in Love. All of the songs are sure to please even the casual listener. Buy the CD. You won't regret it!"