Former You am I front man, Tim Rogers is flying solo with the release of his second studio album entitled; Rogers Sings Rogerstein . Rogers explores his mellow side on this album, although the album in its entirety is hard to categorise.
It's varied sounds showcase Rogers' wide musical abilities, from the folk inspired guitar backings, to the more upbeat electronic tracks, there is a clear reflection of Rogers' quirky personality on the album.
The opening track, “All or Nothing” is a dreamy, romantic track, where Rogers' poetic lyrics are softly spoken accompanied by a female singer, it’s almost like the two singers are performing a lyrical waltz. A quality piece of beautifully written and performed music.
Known for his straightforward manner, Rogers replicates this attitude in his music, and there is no holding back on his unconventional lyrics. The song choices are as varied as his musical abilities, a song about a FJ Holden, another about people being out of their minds, there are no surprises that Rogers strives to be left of centre in his music. I sensed that there was an overwhelming country music vibe on the album, but sung by a typical rock style voice.
The track, “Part Time Dads” has some comical lyrics about “dads eating toast over the sink”, and dealing with the day to day tasks of fatherhood, this is most likely a personal reflection from Rogers, who is himself a single dad.
There are some quality tracks on the album; “Walkin Past Bars”, and “One O The Girls”, are two of the standouts, with catchy lyrics and an upbeat backing tune. However, at times it lacks flow and sometimes seems like a disjointed collection of singles, rather than a complete album.
Review Score: 7 out of 10.