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Brett Deptula – Songs of Summer
It’s July and summer is in full swing. As temperatures rise all across the United States so do many people’s spirits. Of course for many, summer is a time to relax and enjoy some great new music. Look no further then Brett Deptula’s new EP Songs for Summer. As the title describes, this is the perfect album for enjoying some sun whether you’re at the beach or a backyard barbeque.
Deptula hails from Glenn Ridge, NJ and performs vocals and plays keys on the album. Songs for Summer was released on June 1, 2012 just in time for the change of season. Of course several other musicians appear on the tracks including Mike Montrey on guitar, Mike Moran on guitar, Joshua Frank on trumpet, Zach Abramson on bass, and Christina Little contributed backup vocals.
The album kicks off with a funky, upbeat titled “Reflection of Yourself.” The bass and drums instantly give a Latin feel and when the horns kick in the fun begins. It’s as if you can picture yourself sitting on the beach with a margarita in hand. The song is upbeat and will have you tapping your feet and swaying your hips. Deptula’s vocals take a back seat to the awesome instruments that help make this song sound so rich. He breaks down into an impressive piano solo that feels like a jamming jazz musician.
“Fallin” is a foot tapping song with very jolly piano chords. This song feels like the intro to a summer blockbuster romantic comedy. It has a catchy and joyful feel. Once again multiple instruments tell a story about falling for someone and how you hope they feel it too. Overall the track is fun and expresses the joys of defining a new relationship.
The final track is “Can’t Let Go.” It has a great world/pop feel. You can almost picture yourself driving fast down the highway with your hand out the window. Your summer road trip is about to begin.
You’re traveling off the road
And going way too fast
And going way too far from me
The beat adds a very dance vibe and seems to hypnotize you as you journey into a fun world. The lyrics speak of a life out of control and a person getting lost within that. Musically this track flows well and with the addition of Little’s background vocals the song has another dimension. The harmonies during the chorus seem to reiterate the message that Deptula is trying to convey.
Unfortunately Songs of Summer is a very short EP, only three songs. At the end you’re left wanting more. Overall though, Deptula delivers a solid world/pop album. It will have you enjoying summer as you hang out at the beach with a margarita.
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
Album Name: Songs of Summer
Date Released: June, 2012
Location: Glenn Ridge, NJ
Band Members: Brett Deptula (vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion), Mike Montrey (guitar – track 1), Mike Moran (guitar – track 2), Joshua Frank (trumpet – track 1), Zach Abramson (bass – tracks 1 and 2), Christiana Little (backing vocals – track 3)
About Jen CarrollAll I've ever wanted to do is work in the music industry. Music is a passion and a way of life. Currently I'm a student at Full Sail University majoring in Entertainment Business. I'm a concert-aholic and love to surround myself in everything artistic and creative.
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