I remember about 10 years ago, I was like "Wait, Eagle Eye Cherry isn't a band, it's a Swedish guy?!" and now I'm like "Wait, he's Don Cherry's son?!" When will this guy that did Save Tonight stop blowing my mind, lol
"Picture me" is too repetitive and I don't care for the vocals or melody. Its really not that special compared to some others. [/Insert opinion]. You know, actually I've listened to all the albums, several times (theres not that many...), and they are good/decent. That doesn't mean I dislike them. He quickly became one of my top 10 faves, I even just bought his rare press kit. I just don't think his work was amazing. It doesn't take a lot to appreciate the work, he's kind of a straight-forward musician, especially after the debut. And there's nothing wrong with that style, its def valid in itself. So much for your cryptic assumptions, but I guess that's just your ego taking voice. You're simply not a true music fan; young douche bag elitist. Peace!
New album is decent. I am just happy to hear his voice in 2012 and feel refreshed that hes back. That brings happiness to my ears. However - this album is nothing ground breaking. I think he knows that, and embraces it. There's no doubt his heart is always in the right place, I can hear it there. I just prefer his debut style and how he merged R&B / Rock together. (That LP brought tears to my eyes multiple times.) "Alone" and "You Kill Me Everyday" are my favorites so far. "One In A Million" is a success as well. Eagle-Eye is a songwriter who can capture emotional complexity without losing his flair for simple, timeless melodies. Hes one of today's better songwriters and I hope to hear his talent continue on.
It's a really good straight-forward song that a person who downloads singles and has a bland taste in music will "like" but if you dive into that record there's some incredibly creative and beautiful songs. Personally I love all of his records a lot.