THe WHITE half of Anderson East’s debut double album reveals the Nashvillian’s love of Soul music and poetic lyrics. Seriously, this guy could be a Blue Note artist with Norah Jones and Amos Lee. WHITE was created in studios and labs from Los Angeles to New York to Nashville, and the album has a “traveling” feel.
Nashvillian Anderson East channels Ray Lamontagne on the second half of his debut double album. RED, while not totally different from WHITE, explores the melancholy side of East’s singer/songwriter music. It’s hard to decide which half is stronger, it really is. This is much sadder music than that on WHITE, but it’s very very beautiful. Recorded entirely in Nashville.
Final Word: Anderson East is a total boss. He’s my favorite local artist, and he’s gonna be famous son. East is an incredibly talented Nashvillian singer/songwriter capable of churning out any type of music.
Austin Lyons, 3/10/13