Mark Kingswood

New Music Critique: Mark Kingswood

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7.4

British artist Mark Kingswood follows a classic retro crooner path a la Michael Buble’ on these original songs, employing maximum orchestral power in support of his likeable vocal stylings. (Do we detect a liberal use of Autotune?) Kingswood’s dramatic tale of woe, “Strong,” and the Disneyesque ballad “Shine On” are typical of his work––decent hooks undermined by earnest, inspirational lyrics that are simplistic and lacking a poetic touch. “Time Away,” however, is much better and will appeal to the adult listener. It’s a fun, jaunty song about missing one’s lover, and it takes full advantage of the orchestra. There’s a quality to these songs that suggests they’d work best in a theatrical context.

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Style: Orchestral Pop / AC