ALBUM PRE-REVIEWS

So, in preparation for the release of my new album, “Welcome To Eden”, I sought some insight ahead of the release date into what had worked well, and what everyone can expect from some impartial points of view.

I put a status up requesting 3 people who wanted to have a listen to the album and give me some feedback in the form of the following questionnaire, in return for an advanced free copy of the album.

So…here is what to expect from my up coming album, available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more, from Thursday 19th February 2015.

FB EVENT LINK: “WELCOME TO EDEN” by Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja) ALBUM LAUNCH NIGHT


SAM HORTON (Solo singer-songwriter, avid music listener):

What do you think is a stand out moment on the album for you (a chorus, a lyrical phrasing, guitar solo, vocal technique)?
That falsetto at 0.17 in better man, beautiful!

What was your favourite track on the album (can be more than one if you can’t decide)?
Cold Shivers, love the vocal placement and really catchy hooks!

If you had to describe this album’s genre, how would you?
Folk/indie

If you had to describe this album to a friend, what would you say?
Diverse display of Tim’s impressive songwriting and musical ability, there’s a song on here for every taste. Feel good music that progresses and holds the listeners interest.

Would you recommend it to a friend?
Yes!

Could you give the album an overall rating out of 10?
8.5/10


KARL HAYMAN (Sound Engineer, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter):

What do you think is a stand out moment on the album for you (a chorus, a lyrical phrasing, guitar solo, vocal technique)?

(In no particular order)

Backing vocals on Pull The Trigger – Really tight, compliment well

Intro Guitar on Pull The Trigger (POG right?) – Different to your usual vibe, stands out well.

Pre Chorus Vocal melody on Dirty Words (0.36 seconds onwards) – very old school Maroon 5

Up to 45 seconds on Son Of Zeus – Backing vocals especially good!

Pre Chorus Travelling Man – Percussive Guitar and less guitar suitably changes pace

Intro/ verse of Tall Tales – Again, different from your usual style, real nice tempo

2:10 Tall Tales – Sense of urgency and chords used work well together.

Rhythm and guitar with vocals for intro of This Lovin Drug + ‘You got the love, i got the rhythm’ + Vocal melody and harmonies in chorus + Backing vocals on last chorus

Production and ‘space’ on Welcome To Eden 4minutes onwards

What was your favourite track on the album (can be more than one if you can’t decide)?

Fall
Pull The trigger
This Lovin Drug
Welcome to Eden

If you had to describe this album’s genre, how would you?

Adult Alternative
MOR
Pop
Acoustic

If you had to describe this album to a friend, what would you say?

Funky acoustic rock with intelligence

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Yup

Could you give the album an overall rating out of 10?

8. F**king solid album, but there’s always room for improvement, y’know?

ALEX GRAHAM (Media Student, Music Listener, Radio DJ)

1) Favourite track on the album
– Fish Hook
2)Album Genre
– Acoustic Rock, Folk.
3) How would I describe to a friend?
– Unique mix of different genres of music. Soothing guitar rifts, powerful vocals and meaningful lyrics.
4) Would I recommend it to a friend?
Most definitely.
5) Album rating out of 10?
8/10

So there you have it, will you be getting hold of the album on Thursday / Friday?

You can find it at the following links and on Spotify:

Amazon: Welcome To Eden by Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

iTunes: Welcome To Eden by Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

***A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all 3 of you for helping out and lending your ears for this.***