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Lee, Brian: Moth
Brian Lee Moth album new music review

Lee, Brian: Moth

Indie Melodic Rock
3.75/5.0

Brian Lee's debut work Moth feels friendly, benignly and infinitely nice. It's certainly a textbook definition of light indie melodic pop rock. Much of this sonic feeling comes from singer/songwriter Lee's disturbingly smooth and unobtrusive vocal style. His voice lilts along like the namesake of his album title flutters and tilts around an evening light. It's made equally soothing when combined with Grace Laxson's back up vocals.

Moth, then, is a fine sounding album. There's a variety to the songs, but that soothing earnestness prevails on nearly every track. Love to Me is up tempo, but light fare. Lady in Black nears lullaby quality. Wrapped Up in Books kicks a little more, but nearly smothers Lee's vocals. Conversely, Glad You Are Mine, another rockier pop tune, does not. However, the sound reminds of a tune for a children's television show, just change the lyrics. Devil Hunting, Fences, and I Want You all have true radio-friendly pop feel. Skipping the annoying Boys Don't Cry and the introspective title cut will not hinder your enjoyment of the work.

Brian Lee's effortless and soothing vocal style defines his debut Moth, and the light melodic rock carries it along. Both qualities make Moth an easy and friendly listen with little challenge to the listener. Call it musical comfort food.




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Brian Lee's effortless and soothing vocal style defines his debut Moth, and the light melodic rock carries it along. Both qualities make Moth an easy and friendly listen with little challenge to the listener. Call it musical comfort food.

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