Andrew Hoover is a new acquaintance to me, but I am sure happy that he came my way. "Chances, Stances & Romances" is a little gem of an album.
Music wise we are talking about acoustic based funky pop. The music is very catchy and has a nice summer vibe to it. The slap-guitar sound that is used on most of the tracks just adds to the summer feeling. On top of everything we have the vocal contribution from Andrew himself which is stunning. He handles wide ranges vocally, and he has a mean falsetto. Andrew´s voice fits perfectly to this kind of music. The music itself can be compared to John Mayer, Marc Broussard and Rob Thomas´ most playful moments. Oh yeah, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson will of course have to mentioned here.
The album has a nice playful tone to it, you can almost imagine how much fun they had while recording this album. My favorite song on the album is the fourth track, "Roses and Joy" which is an acoustic song with Andrew really showing off his amazing falsetto voice. Other strong cuts are "Soul Sucker", "Secrets" and "Love Goes on Forever".
The overall quality of the album is pretty impressive. Do not let it pass you by if you have the chance to listen. A few spins on the stereo and it will feel like it is still summer, wherever you are. If you like funky pop with great vocals, this is the album for you! <