Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ramzi - Color

Four years ago Ramzi left his workaday life in California and settled in NYC to try his luck as a singer-songwriter. Fueled by dreams of a life less ordinary (“living life from the heart,” as he puts it in the song “Breaking Free”) he sewed his heart on his sleeve and went to work. The fruit of that love and labor is his debut album Color. It's a decent first effort despite some drippy clich├ęs and uninspired filler. All 12 tracks are listenable and a couple are pretty darn good.

As a songwriter Ramzi has a story-teller's sensibility. In “Breaking Free” he recounts...More

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