Paolo Nutini Aug 16, 2007 8:25:40 GMT -5
Post by Rick Henry on Aug 16, 2007 8:25:40 GMT -5
Most of you here know how I am always looking to discover new talent. One of my latest discoveries is Paolo Nutini. He's been on the scene for about 11 months with his CD "These Streets" which is a wonderful collection of pop-rock tunes and modern ballads.
Nutini has a unique and recognizable voice. He sings his songs with style and has a good tone and pitch.
His hit "New Shoes" is an upbeat pop-rock tune which gets the toe-tapping. It's very catchy and an immediate favorite.
Here is Amazon.com's review of the CD:
19-year old Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini sounds older than his years on his debut album, These Streets. It's not just his careworn, smooth-as-sandpaper voice, either (although, admittedly, it does help). It's more to do with the maturity of the lyrics, and the casual soulfulness of his delivery. "Last Request" is more the work of a vintage Motown singer than a teenager from Paisley, and it's to Nutini's credit that he carries it off with aplomb. And rather like the soul singers of previous generations, he manages to sing without a hint of hypocrisy about his own exploits of intimacy ("Jenny Don't Be Hasty") while also questioning his girlfriend's fidelity ("Alloway Grove"). It's the fact that he's so frank, and even a little bit naive, that he manages to get away with it. And though the stripped-down tunes on These Streets don't always immediately grab the listener (the title track, in particular), the songs where Nutini is accompanied by a full band often manage to evoke sunny-day American soul ("New Shoes", for example). This is a strong debut, and considering Paolo Nutini's tender years, bigger things can be expected of him in the future. --Ted Kord