Bearcast Music Reviews
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 22:17

Bearcast Music Reviews
Written by: Brian Costello

David Homyk is a rare, unique talent as he writes, produces, and arranges all of his own material while being unsigned to a record label. This is actually a shame as he is so talented that one wishes a label executive would take notice. His debut EP, "True Story," is one of the few amateur works available that really shines.

The best way to describe Homyk’s music and voice is almost like an American version of Liam Gallagher and Oasis. However, more pop-ish records like “All in All,” “Addicted to You,” and “Knock, Knock” give off more of a Justin Timberlake-like feel. But the majority of the album has a somewhat bitter-sweat vibe as songs like “Hard to Make a Friend,” “It Makes You Believe,” and “Fool in the Middle” deal with either failed relationships or relationships deemed to fail. Though these subjects may not be the most cheerful, Homyk creates these records in a way that are ironically enjoyable.

However, the feature in which the album lacks is versatility. Although no song ever sounds the same, the aim and subject matter, however, are. Every song is directed towards a woman, whether it is in a positive or negative manner. Nonetheless, Homyk’s work is one of the few albums out there by an unsigned artist where the skip button won’t be necessary.