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Album reviewed by: Andrew Maffettone (Founder/CEO)
Steve Katz is a singer-songwriter from New York and his E.P. “Barricades” is nothing short of fantastic. Simple yet meaningful instrumentation coupled by emotional and true lyrics, this is a songwriter.
The album opens with “Thrive” which is an uplifting song with a positive message. Oh, is that not enough for you? It’s incredibly catchy. Still not enough? It’s just upbeat enough to make you want to dance. This song is sure to hit some pretty good radio play and help Steve Katz build a fan base all over the country. The title track, “Barricades”, deserves to be the title track. Couple by some light string instrumentation and percussion this track has everything it needs and nothing more. Nearing the end of the album is “Fair”, another emotionally well-written song. You can tell Steve Katz has been through these scenarios himself because of how well-written these tracks are. The track starts off slow but picks up towards the middle and keeps your attention all the way to the end. Closing out the E.P. is “A Modern Tale”, this track really shows off Steve’s vocal abilities. With a small hint of an accent and a unique sound, Steve definitely has something different that is sure to help in his favor.
This is a great E.P. and it is sure to help Steve Katz build a very large fan base. With a full album of songs that don’t disappoint, Katz is sure to keep this momentum and continue to grow as a musician and an artist. I highly suggest giving this album a listen, it will definitely have you looking forward to seeing what he releases next.
Preview my favorite song on the album, “Today I Saw Hope” below.