The Patience EP by Plug In Stereo (Atlantic Records)
Of all the singer/songwriters gracing the music scene today, Plug In Stereo’s Trevor Dahl definitely has the talent and personality to follow acts such as John Mayer and Jason Mraz on the road to fame and fortune. Dahl’s presentation is quirky yet heartfelt, and many a music fan will be able to relate with the infectious compositions Plug In Stereo has to offer. Now on Atlantic Records, Plug In Stereo’s major label debut is entitled The Patience EP, featuring 5 terrific tunes that should win over even the toughest of music critic.
First up on The Patience EP is the wistful and wonderful Oh Darling, featuring Cady Groves on co-vocals. Also featured on Dahl’s Triple Crown debut Nothing To Something, the song is a perfect introduction for the newbies as well as a nice reminder of a thoroughly successful musical collaboration for those already following Dahl’s progress.
The new songs kick off next, with the sweet and dazzling sounds of You’re On My Mind, clearly demonstrating Dahl’s knack for writing a timeless pop tune. Plug In Stereo then rocks it out with the rambunctiously dynamic sounds of I Blame You, a lively confection about relationship unease that is absolute ear candy.
Frozen Heart is magical and soars into flight with its dazzling melodies and inviting vocals rendering this one another highpoint. And then closing out the EP on an introspective note is the acoustic based title track Patience, with a grand chorus that is sweeping to behold.
On The Patience EP, Trevor Dahl has clearly established that Plug In Stereo is here for the long haul, with compositions pop music fans will treasure for the years to come. A magnificent commencement into this brand new year – one that should finally bring Plug In Stereo a good deal of recognition!
(Review by Kenneth Morton)