Carey Ott HUMAN HEART DiscoverRock.com Quality pop-rock from the Nashville studios
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Carey Ott unleashes his second full-length album with a great opener in Anyone, a great pop song that sets the tone for what is to follow. Though recorded in Nashville and utilising Music Row writers like Vince Melamed, Jedd Hughes and Ben Cooper, alongside Carey’s own self-penned songs, this album is not country. It’s more roots rock with the occasional pop and country overtones. It’s a twenty-track set with a playing time of almost 75 minutes, so you do get value for money. Rather surprisingly, none of the tracks needed to be skipped through, each and every song offered something worth listening to again and again.
Though this album is full of instantly memorable melodies, Ott has managed to marry those melodies with insightful lyrics that explore the human psyche, mainly in an uplifting and positive way. You’ll find yourself tapping your feet, singing along, a smile broadening across your face through Be Honest, Wish I Could and Just Happy. Quality music like this should be embraced regardless of genres, fads or fashions. www.careyott.com
March 2011 • Issue 104 • www.maverick-country.com