County Down’s Adam Grant takes his first step into the world as an independent musician with the release of My World. It’s My Crowd that paves the way with its quick-paced, catchy drum beat that catches your attention until the chorus of ‘This is my crowd, These are my people’ does its job of sucking you in. A solid start.
Closed Doors is a slower number with subtle harmones in the chorus and one can’t help but think he’s eager to let loose in a similiar elk to the starter but it’s a nice song. His range is good and holds its own in the release.
What Ifs & Buts picks up the pace and with a full band in a live setting, you could see this being the highlight of the set. This Feeling is an excitable track with a few f-bombs before Avalache slows it down with delicate piano accompanying Adam’s vocals.
My World builds up slowly reminiscing past-time memories into a lively track while Goodbye kicks off with ‘sleepless nights, I know I’ve had a few’, not far from sounding like The Smiths.
The Fight and Punk Girl end the release quite fittingly as you discover Terri Hooley was attracted to Grant’s music and recommended a visit to Millbank Studios to record. And the end product isn’t bad at all. While there are a few things I’d think about changing or re-arranging, there are plenty of choruses to get stuck in your head. And at the end of the day, the chorus always wins your heart.