Starting in the band Something Corporate, which most people would consider a fairly successful band only to leave seemingly suddenly to work on his solo career, William Tell finally has released his debut album for all to hear and judge him on.
Well I think Mr. Tell should have stuck to cranking out piano rock in Something Corporate because although his debut album is OK, it just does not leave you fulfilled. William has a solid voice and it blends to the music very well. Songs like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Young at heartÃ¢â‚¬ showcase the singer’s sense of urgency and comes off as a believable lead singer. Songs like Ã¢â‚¬Å“JeannieÃ¢â‚¬ though don’t hit their marks, both musically and vocally and leave a lot to be desired.
The production on the album is mediocre at best and is probably the worst part of Ã¢â‚¬Å“You Can Hold Me DownÃ¢â‚¬. There are a few songs that try to be emotional and almost ballad like but that lack of good production brings them down.
With all that said, I still do like the record. There are a lot of songs that are so catchy it will drive you crazy, but there are just some smaller things that bring the record down and it’s a shame. I recommend Checking out some songs before making the purchase, just in case you feel the same as I do. Who knows maybe William made the right choice to ditch SoCo and do his own thing, with the way he has been being pushing marketing wise I wouldn’t be surprised if he made it big.
2. Slipping Under (Sing Along To Your Favorite Song)
3. Maybe Tonight
4. Fairfax (You’re Still The Same)
5. Like You, Only Sweeter
7. Young At Heart
9. Just For You
10. You Can Hold Me Down