Tucker – What I can Change (EP)

Tucker – What I can Change (EP)

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Tucker – What I can Change

Primary URL: http://www.tuckermusic.net/

Tucker is a multi-instrumentalist and a prolific songwriter who’s played and toured with Eric Durrance on the Jason Aldean (2008 CMT Tour), Jimmy Wayne, James Otto, Ashley Cleveland, Guy Penrod, Rick Derringer, Michael Peterson and more. When he’s not indulging his love of music, Tucker indulges his passion for cars; American “muscle cars,” street rods and more. “I’m a car freak. It’s something I shared with my dad, and plan to share with my own sons,” Tucker says. He enjoys car shows and just about every car-related reality show on TV. Tucker is currently restoring a 1968 Chevy Camaro. “What I Can Change” is a sincere message about having a positive impact, about making the little decisions that make a big difference.

Tucker has a warm persona, and being into cars is a plus for me with anyone, so he can’t be bad, and I found out he is a great singer on his way to great things with the #Country EP already making plenty of noise. Even for more of a rack music fan I enjoyed so much about this EP, but I am encouraged to center this review around the single “What I Can Change,” and write about what it has to offer. First of all, he’s covered well enough in the press release that his bio strikes interest alone. But in naming a single for the EP, any which track chosen would be a hard call. So however it proceeds to go, there really is no way to go wrong. But I do think it was well chosen for several reasons I won’t bore with. Let’s just get right to the point as he does, this song is well-written, arranged and produced, and has a good video with lyrics. But not everyone drinks the same cup of tea and might disagree if they haven’t heard the entire EP. So I am recommending both, and pointing out that “What I Can Change,” is as good a place as any to start with this output and the artist himself. There is so very little to take away from it that it’s hard to pin-point any clunking aspects to it, other than too much not being enough. I’m definitely on board with the EP and partaking in much rotation of this track and the accompanying clip. And although your mileage might vary, why not test the waters for yourself. I can’t think of a better way to start than by venturing out and trying it on for size. You will not be disappointed if you’re a country music fan, even though it incorporates other styles. But that raises the inevitable question as to just what country music is anymore, and I’m not trying to do that, because it doesn’t matter to me. I’m usually one to look past the invisible but apparent guidelines as to what makes up any genre.

Call it what you want at that rate, because it is not just a contemporary sound but an overall mixed bag of the past and present. So, young or old it appeals to anyone looking for that advice it gives to make your changes. But as far as influences go, Tucker seems to have several from which to draw his inspiration. He managed to co-write six songs on this. Working with others to collaborate on this collection is a choice I wouldn’t knock because he’s in good company there and it helps all the more that he shares in this process to make the best music they can. I would rather be listening to an album of thirteen of such gems but Rome wasn’t built in a day, so perhaps that isn’t far off, once this single hits the masses anyway. It should go somewhere in reaching major attention if it doesn’t fall through the cracks, but it’s being well-publicized to get there, and that takes an army of entities to support any musician on the career move. It is a positively motivating track and should garner said attention as the word gets out about it. Then who knows where Tucker might find himself. World stages await. The video for this single is a lyric clip that serves its purpose in every way, as it doesn’t distract the viewer with too much background activity, instead it presents a moving pattern that isn’t too busy to stay focused on the lyrics, and they’re excellent. It proves the point that words can travel distances that the music itself just can’t manage.

Put them together and you do fine in promoting a single. I like lyric videos because they give you that understanding of the song while the audio sensation does the rest. I’ve always recommended artists compose these clips to get the music out and help concentrate the fans on what a tracks subject matter can mean, as long as they aren’t just words to match various musical passages. In most cases a song does bare some kind of story or meaningful message but it doesn’t always compute that way either. Sometimes you can make your own sense of it, but those aren’t always the best songs either. This single and lyric video commit no errors concerning that, and Tucker drives home a winner.

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Scott Prinzing

9/10

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