Joseph Eid “Human”
Official URL: http://josepheidmusic.com/
About the Artist: Los Angeles based composer, singer-songwriter Joseph Eid just released his latest effort entitled “Human” His intimate sound is rooted in Folk-Pop rock and colored by his own powerful observations about life in general. The album’s title track “Human”, displays the pastoral beauty, delicate guitar work, and intricate but relatable lyrics that have become Eid’s trademark. “Human” seamlessly blends sharp, melodic pop lyricism with traditional folk sensibilities evoking folk troubadours both past and present. The album’s first single “Ready Now”, is propelled by a driving rhythm section, lush instrumentation and an instantly unforgettable hook.
Eid is one of those writers who delivers a sense of “life” renewal and a deeper perspective with songs of hope, survival, love, discovery, loss, crazy situations, of making peace with life and with simply being alive. “Human”, though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramen Noodle Pop Artist. Instead Eid delivers a highly original musical staple and could even be classed as a 4 genre artist: Folk, Blues, Rock, and Classic Americana. Eid has way too much precision and clarity to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Pop. Indeed this is clearly evident in songs like “Something Real”, “Take a Breath” and the title track, which methodically ups the ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical expression and craftsmanship that transcends pigeonholing. The music is also commercially viable with a fresh sound and an entertaining vibe that holds the attention span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is Ian Britt meets Craig Cardiff. Other notable comparables include: Amos Lee, Joe Purdy, David Gray, Brett Dennen and Gregory Alan Isakov. The 12 song line-up comes fully loaded and appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles. Overall I find this artist quite amazing with a huge amount of potential. I would imagine in time we will hear more from this artist via Movies, Film and TV Productions. No doubt Joseph Eid has carved a marketable niche for himself thus far setting himself up for marketable success over the years to come via his music and production DIY know how. I would not be surprised to hear his music featured one day on the TV. But for now I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a musical snapshot that is highly original, unique and dare I say brilliant in its delivery.
Final Score: 9/10
Purchase Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/human/id731839935
by Lucas James. Approved by Cyrus Rhodes.