â€œKrazyâ€ is a bit of strong guitar-driven rock-infused music that takes on all genres and musical styles equally. This means that there are hints of hard rock and even alternative placed alongside the dominant rock/country mÃ©lange that first hits listeners. â€œKrazyâ€ is destined for radio rotation; with high energy and Young following on a musical tradition that goes all the way back to Cat Stevens and Jackson Browne, the track is destined to succeed. The production of â€œKrazyâ€ further highlights Youngâ€™s incredible talent, showcasing the sizzling guitar work perhaps brightest of all. â€œWaitingâ€ has a much slower tempo than â€œKrazyâ€, but this track succeeds similarly.
The guitar, while still impressive here, takes a step back and allows Youngâ€™s narrative talents to come through. On the instrumental side of things, other elements â€“ percussion in particular â€“ take up some of the slack presented by the reduced role of the guitar and make for a great track. While still having hints of a country influence here during â€œWaitingâ€, Young takes on a swath of influences that showcase a love for Bryan Adams and John Mellencamp. Where the track will not immediately snag listeners in the way that â€œKrazyâ€ did, I feel that the song will garner more plays as listeners explore the intricacies present during this track.
â€œCarouselâ€ gives listeners a number of second of wonderfully-orchestrated guitar work before Youngâ€™s vocals assume a classic country tone. â€œCarouselâ€ takes the strengths of both â€œKrazyâ€ and â€œWaitingâ€ in that there are stellar instrumental and vocal sides working together to make yet another solid track.
â€œWe Will Find Love Againâ€ is the track that will stoke fires in listenersâ€™ hearts, with a sound that will ensure that listeners eagerly await Youngâ€™s upcoming full-length and try to see whether it is possible to see Young live.
Throughout all of â€œThe Kenny Young Projectâ€, there is not anything that could be seen as weak: what is here is a set of music that is fulfilling, fun, and technically sound and will ultimately stick in listenersâ€™ CD players for the entirety of the summer (and likely fall too!)
Top Track: Krazy
Kenny Young â€“ The Kenny Young Project / 2009 Tommy Naples Project / 4 Tracks / http://www.tommynaplesmusic.com