I have always enjoyed the musical compositions of Harry Connick Jr. He never fails to both surprise and entertain, and his new album, That Would Be Me, not only succeeds on both of those levels, but takes it to an entirely new level.
He described his creative process as "It’s the only time I’ve violently thrown myself out of my own comfort zone", and in my opinion, it paid off. From the unapologetic pride and feel-good rhythm of "(I Do) Like We Do" to the Broadwayesque jam of "Right Where It Hurts" to the soulful and heartfelt plea of "Do You Really Need Her", this album keeps you guessing and takes you on a unique musical journey.
I also loved the basic love-song feel of "You Have No Idea", and "Tryin' to Matter" struck a personal chord, reminding me of lonely high-school crushes and feeling like without the love of another, you don't count.
These tracks will have you hitting repeat for sure, and as a bonus, you have his incredibly rich vocals, which keeps your hooked on their own.
Check it out on ITunes and Amazon. It's seriously worth it. If you like old-school formats, it's also available as a CD.
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I participated in the That Would Be Me album review program
as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but
all opinions are my own.
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