The Private Life of David Reed - The Private Life of David Reed
Record Label: Chamberlain Records
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2010
The Private Life of David Reed is the nom de plume for South Carolina singer songwriter David Reed. The Private Life of David Reed is a full-scale rock outfit meant for arenas and stadiums. Reed who grew up singing in the church, fronted the rock outfit Closer for nearly four years, an outlet that paved the way for this 10-song project.
How is it?
Not too shabby. Through the first six songs, Reed uses the rocker-ballad- rocker-ballad formula before offering up four hard-charging anhthems. From the fierce and blistering "November," to the autumnal "The Difference," Reed wears his influences well without coming across as cookie-cutter. Aside from "Leaving on a California Tilt," the other standout is "Moving Mountains," a duet with Chamberlain Records Lola Fontaine. Of those final four, the Tomas Costanza-penned "Leaving on a California Tilt," is the strongest and one has to wonder why the disc appears so late in the track listing.
To boot, Costanza does deserve a ton of the credit here. Years removed from his days in Diffuser, he's hard at work with production opportunities at Killingsworth Recording Studio. Costanza, who co-wrote many of the songs here definitely still has the talent that helped Diffuser make a small splash on the pop-rock landscape in the late 90s and early 00s. And that five-to-eight year span is probably where The Private Life of David Reed would have made a splash. But even given that, The Private Life of David Reed is still a radio-ready album with enough charm to woo the hearts and minds of teenage girls the world over.