Review: Andy Brown – False Alarm

New Brunswick native Andy Brown’s first album False Alarm was anything but a misleading title. If you are looking for something spontaneous, then definitely grab a copy of False Alarm and you will be overwhelmed. Brown’s sense of sound similarly relates to an artsy-er version of Phillip Phillips or Mumford & Sons. With his soaring vocals, it’s hard not to sing along and his lyrics really sink to the heart. False Alarm will change your mood in a heartbeat. Brown and his band have come a long way but it is their consistent classic and signature folk-rock sound that stands apart. Hopefully their new and upcoming album in February 2013, Tinman, will be a bigger success.

False Alarm is just the album you want to turn on and listen to for a smooth, steady and soothing vibe. False Alarm was greatly received and their slow ballad feel is comforting music. Brown’s critical, deep and honest feelings and thoughts are presented precisely through his lyrics and really help deliver the album’s sound. One of his newer released tracks, ‘Till The World Ends secretly reveals how precious and what a sweetheart Brown really is. His big hit Ashes was featured on ABC’s Rookie Blue, which topped iTunes charts for days. Talk about a big break out. The anticipation and constant up and down rollercoaster feeling of love is demonstrated throughout this album.

The first track on his album, Crazy, starts off with a positive vibe accompanied by a calming instrumental background that surfaces his love struck heart that withers away. Lion kicks off with a light drum beat and a hard edge feel with vocals that are out of this world and truly come from the heart. False Alarm is definitely an album you want to add to your playlist and CD collection. It is a wonderful blend of belt out ballads and the perfect study music to relax to; check out this folk-rock dark-brown haired beauty sensation in the New Year.

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Words: Nicole Gabourie