Monday, November 25, 2013

CD Review: New Music From Singer/Songwriters David Lockwood And P.J. Pacifico

Singer/songwriters David Lockwood and P.J. Pacifico have new music that keeps the underground music scene explode with great talent and songs that keep you coming back for more.

The latest release from David Lockwood entitled "Modern Love" was inspired by a column in the New York Times. His smoky, aged voice draws similarities to a younger version of Tom Waits. Each of the songs were influenced by a different article about love that he had read leading up to the recoding of this album.

The album begins with the gentle folk-storytelling of "Love Like This" as you are introduced to Lockwood's smooth vocals that feel like they lived through each tale he tells. His music gets a little bluesy on "He's Not Right For You" as Lockwood plays a younger Leonard Cohen with his vocal delivery. Guest singer Jennifer Kimball takes over the lead vocal duties on the ballad "Not Your Way," while singer Amy Coreia lends her voice to the smooth motion of "The Two Of Us." David Lockwood shows his talents on the piano during the instrumental "Modern Love," before again turning the spotlight over to Erica Leigh on the soft sound of "Keeping Me." Lockwood returns to close the album with the meaningful lyrics of "The 9:49" and the acoustic appeal of "Gone."

David Lockwood has a show schedule for December 7 in his home state of New Hampshire. To find out more, please visit

Connecticut native P.J. Pacifico keeps rolling out new music as with his latest release "Overlooking The Obvious" on Viper Records. His sound continues to grow and evolve with each new release as his music becomes more polished while keeping his folk-storytelling background.

The five-song EP begins with the pop-rock of "Bend It Till It Breaks" as he seems to be on the verge of breaking into mainstream pop stardom. He does a masterful job combining his quiet acoustic side with a just enough of a backdrop of sound to give "Just Live A Lover" a pulse. He slows the pace down with the passion of "Walls," before closing with the light sounds of "Let Go Or Be Dragged."

His latest album "Bend It Till It Breaks" was released earlier this month. To find out more about P.J. Pacifico, please visit

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