Gabe Goodman: Midnight Sour EP
Gabe Goodman: Midnight Sour EP– If Gavin DeGraw and Frank Ocean had a love child that played with synthesizers, its name would be Gabe Goodman. With a mature, raw tone that beautifully resonates far beyond the barriers of my MacBook speakers, my ears are telling me it’s not a bad thing he naturally shares a voice similar to a heavy hitter in the pop world. However, that’s not to say that this 19-year-old Massachusetts-bred musician doesn’t have an overall sound all his own.
Slightly drifting from the tracks of his album Friendly Fires released last year, in his recently released EP Midnight Sour, Gabe Goodman lays a more laid-back, R&B vibe over electronic beats that compliment without overpowering for an enjoyable 7 minutes and 51 seconds.
The first track, ‘Bent Fiction,’ caught me with the hard hits and sirens and reeled me in with the playful guitar riffs that made the song about a seemingly bitter ex all the more colorful. ‘Midnight Sour’ brings the R&B flavor at the beginning then gets into the electro-pop sound that’s pleasantly groovy rather than dance-y. All the while Gabe sinks us with the fittingly ‘sour’ chorus, “Cause I don’t care much about words we could do without, come to my room. Cause the feelings rot me to my core, pick me up off the floor, midnight sour..”
I’d say Gavin and Frank would be proud…8.5/10