Here comes another huge music talent. Seth Glier is only 20 years old, but has already shared stages with acts like John Mayer and Martin Sexton. He has also written and co-produced the debut album. An album packed with piano based pop songs.
One thing that you need is a standout voice, and that is something that Seth has. He has been compared to Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, but I can also hear some James Blunt in his voice.
Seth is treating us to solid songs, the sound can be compared to the slower songs of Jon McLaughlin´s Indiana album. The songs are well composed, and the lyrics are interesting. And the voice grabs your attention from the start and keeps it throughout the album.
Some of the songs are just beautiful. For example, Julie´s Song is a very nice song and probably my favorite on the album. Other nice songs are the title track The Trouble with People, Nervous Laughter and the closing track, I Just Want to Make My Daddy Proud.
The only negative I have to say about this album is that the songs tend to sound a little bit too much like each other, it is almost the same tempo throughout the album. I would have liked a few more up-tempo songs to balance the slow songs.
If you are a fan of James Blunt, Jon McLaughlin and Mick Hucknall, this should be an album for you. Also if you are into piano based songs. Impressive debut.