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Tomorrow Is Alright

Sonny & The Sunsets

Tomorrow Is Alright

LabelFat Possum
VertriebSoulfood Music
VÖ-Datum24.9.2010

Sonny Smith ist ein wahres Multitalent. Neben seinen musikalischen Ergüssen verfasst der Singer/Songwriter aus San Francisco Kurzgeschichten, schreibt Drehbücher und hat sich sogar schon als Regisseur versucht. Und das Beste daran: In all seinem kreativen Schaffen ist er wirklich überzeugend. Vielleicht liegt das an seiner lässigen, unaufgeregten Attitüde. Was auch das Geheimnis des Erfolgs sein mag: Sein Debüt mit The Sunsets Tomorrow Is Alright weiß ebenfalls zu begeistern.

Tomorrow Is Alright kommt locker, unprätentiös, mit einem erfrischenden Understatement daher: Vintage-Pop vom Feinsten, mit einer Prise Doo-Woop und der kalifornischen Lässigkeit in bester Beach Boys-Manier. Aufnahmequipment aus den 1970er-Jahren verleihen dem Album den coolen Retro-Sound, der wunderbar mit der minimalistischen Instrumentierung harmoniert. Akustische Gitarre, das gelegentliche Piano, Schlagzeug und Bass, hier und da mal ein Lala-Chor und natürlich Sonnys knarzige Stimme – das war’s auch schon. Zuweilen kommentiert Tahlia Harbour von den Sunsets lakonisch die skurrilen Geschichten ihres Frontmanns. Kurzum: Sonny Smith weiß, was er tut, und hat sich als Singer/Songwriter ganz und gar gefunden. Wenngleich alle Songs des Albums langsam gehalten und sich teilweise recht ähnlich sind, kommt keinerlei Langweile auf. Denn Sonny ruht einfach in sich selbst und überträgt diese Atmosphäre gekonnt auf seine Lieder und damit auch auf den Hörer: vom coolen, nach 1960ies anmutenden Opener Too Young To Burn über das Banjo lastige Stranded bis hin zum Garage-Tune Bad Vibes & Evil Thoughts.

Tomorrow Is Alright zeugt von kalifornischer Lebensfreude und einem sympathischen Minimalismus. Sonny Smith ist mit sich und der Welt im Reinen und versteht es bestens, dies auch musikalisch zu transportieren.

Tracklist:
  1. Too Young To Burn
  2. Death Cream
  3. Strange Love
  4. Planet Of Women
  5. The Hours
  6. Stranded
  7. Bad Vibes & Evil Thoughts
  8. Chapters
  9. Love Among Social Animals
  10. Lovin' An Older Gal
Highlights:

Too Young To Burn, Bad Vibes & Evil Thoughts

Unsere Bewertung:
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