Keith Allan Mitchell's 'Clumsy World' is Also Very Simple Review

Keith Alan Mitchell’s voice is layered and beautiful. His album, This Clumsy World has some genuine moments of brilliance, but if you’re looking for a super-complicated and multi-instrumental affair, look elsewhere. Mitchell’s a dude with a guitar. That’s really all you need to know.

Compared to The Head The Heart as well as Tom Petty, Mitchell is in good company. While I totally get the comparisons, I found Mitchell more closely connected to Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones. I know that might be a random reference, but while listening to Mitchell, that was the first thing that popped in my head. The music is, of course, wildly different, but vocally, Mitchell and Edwards have a similar tone. It’s remarkable.

Mitchell goes from slow track to faster, more driving pieces, which is nice. You really get a great sample of his vocal and instrumental abilities on tracks like “Been Buried,” “Swaying” and “The Feud,” which is a standout track.

I lean towards “Been Buried” as my favorite track, to be honest. Not only is it a stripped-down piece in that it’s just Mitchell and his guitar, it’s also the perfect way to kick off the album. Overall, Mitchell is a solid talent, but I think he really shines on something like “Been Buried” over something like “The Feud,” which almost sounds like a slow Barenaked Ladies song. Not that that’s a bad thing, it just doesn’t suit Mitchell’s abilities.

Do your very best to check out This Clumsy World. Mitchell is a talented dude and deserves your attention.

"This Clumsy World" is on sale June 20, 2014 from N/A.

Robert Ottone • Staff Writer

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