AM - Troubled Times
Record Label - Defend Music
Release Date - October 31, 2006
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter who has been making quite the splash in the music community with his debut album, and draws numerous comparisons to Pete Yorn. While most independent musicians would be lucky to have one or two songs make it to television, eight of the ten songs on AM’s debut album were used for multiple media purposes and appeared in television shows such as ABC’s “What About Brian?”, MTV’s “The Real World”, and HBO’s “Big Love”. Along with numerous other accolades, Troubled Times was designated as iTunes “Best Indie Album of the Year” for 2006, an impressive feat for a debut release and a possible indication of the direction AM’s career is headed.
How Is It?
AM has hit the ground running with his debut Troubled Times, maintaining the perfect balance of influences that range from blues and country to acoustic based rock and pop melodies, penning an album of heartfelt songs that are destined for mass consumption. Whether the listener is looking for upbeat, infectious acoustic rock anthems (“Mainstay”, “Troubled Times”) or deeply personal ballads (“Running Away”, “Losing You”), Troubled Times has a nice mixture of both. Heartfelt lyrics, soothing vocals, and a keen sense of melody shine through on Troubled Times, an album that is deserving of the critical accolades heaped upon it thus far. The level of maturity and raw talent displayed on this record sets AM at the forefront of the up and coming singer-songwriter pack and promises a future in the public spotlight in the years to come.