Keith Anderson - Five Stories
With his bluesy drawl and emo boy looks, Keith Anderson is a bit of a contradiction in terms. After ages of putting it off (I must admit, I was convinced it would be so damn sincere), I finally listened to his debut album EP Five Stories.
The first thing that struck me (apart from the maturity in his voice – he’s got a sort of youthful Tom Waits thing going on) was how funny he actually is. With lines such as; “Everybody’s looking for a carbon copy of themselves – maybe with better hair” and titles such as Wank Fodder (singing about how it feels to break up with someone but not be able to forget them completely – so they become..well..wank fodder) – I couldn’t help but smile whilst listening to the album. The songs themselves are folksy (not used as a pejorative!) songs dealing with love, heartache, memories and loss.
Whilst the comparisons to artists such as Ani diFranco and Eric Himan are to a certain extend inevitable, this is no bad thing, as they have themselves defined the contemporary queer-folk voice.
MP3: Keith Anderson – This Changes Everything (Expired)