Monday, June 25, 2012

CD Review: Lucio Rubino Comes Through With Solo Debut Album

Singer/songwriter Lucio Rubino released his debut solo album last month through The Fish Tank Recordings. The self-titled release finds the singer more relaxed and soulful in his new setting. Rubino was a member of the Christian band Storyside:B which received critical and popular acclaim among the musical genre. He also performed bass duties on Paramore’s album “All We Know Is Falling” and recently produced the latest release from Manic Drive.

Rubino begins his album with the gentle flow of “Better Left Unsaid” as get a feel for his warm, inviting lyrics. He picks up the tempo with the album’s first single “Fallin’ From The Start” as he begins to stretch his legs and sound a bit like Jason Mraz. His strength lies in his soft, comforting delivery of his vocals as in “Moonlight Drive” and “Hard To Find.” His wife joins him for three songs as her harmonies help flesh out the chorus to the songs “The Face Of Love” and “Isn’t Love.” He gives us a heart wrenching rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” before finishing with “Truth Or Dare,” the most rocking song on the album.

Lucio Rubio does not have any live dates scheduled at the moment, but be sure to visit luciorubio.com for upcoming announcements.

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