By MARK KENNEDY AP Leisure Author
Aaron Frazer, “Introducing …” (Useless Oceans / Simple Eye Sound)
This 12 months it will likely be fantastic. How can we be so certain? It’s starting with the discharge of Aaron Frazer’s debut solo album. One flip and you can be spellbound, swaying and smiling.
Frazer, the lead drummer and co-singer of Durand Jones & The Indications, has teamed up with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys for the electrical, falsetto and soulful 12-track “Introducing …”
Auerbach has empowered Frazer to additional discover funk, soul, doo-wop, fuzzy guitars and blues, making a deeply satisfying old-new sound, from the trumpet and Wurlitzer led by “If I Obtained It (Your Love Introduced It ) “” To the torch music “Leanin ‘On Your Eternal Love”.
With Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye vibes and an irresistible bass line, and wait, a flute? – “Dangerous Information” is super, satisfying each your finger snapping and soul wants. There may be even a second the place Frazier simply ditches his falsetto for a break up second, in an thrilling means.
Auerbach’s affect is clear, as when legendary songwriter L. Russell Brown, who wrote hits for falsetto star Frankie Valli, helped write “You Do not Wanna Be My Child,” the album’s wonderful opening music. One other standout is “Over You,” a throbbing gem constructed with an addictive drum beat and chunky bass.