Album review: Kevin Myles Wilson – Businessman EP

April 6, 2012

Kevin Myles Wilson - Businessman EPTitle: Businessman
Artist: Kevin Myles Wilson
Label: Orange Lounge Recording Company/inDiscover Recordings
Released: March 2012
In One Word: Soul

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
 By any other name would smell as sweet”
William Shakespeare

Kevin Myles Wilson, by any other name would make sweet music. Now I don’t want to get hung up on his name, but for some reason, I couldn’t remember it. I even told my editor that I was going to have the music review for the Canadian indie artist with “the three names” completed soon. This is too bad because every time I tried to tell someone about his new EP Businessman, I got stuck on the name. I don’t advocate Mr. Wilson changing his name and calling himself “Cat” Wilson or something; maybe he should just go by the name all of his friends call him  – Kevin? Yeah, that’s good.

OK then: there’s this really good EP by new artist Kevin Wilson. It’s called Businessman and it has five great songs:
1. Son
2. The Wasted Years
3. Meet Me Halfway
4. More Than Love
5. Ode to a Businessman

“Son” is a very personal song, one written for Kevin’s father. Soulfully sung with simple, beautiful lyrics, it sets the tone for the rest of the EP. You can’t help but feel the pain, joy, hope and ambivalence felt by this artist as he questions his path in life. The songs on this EP reflect a maturity beyond his years. He reminds me of Alexi Murdoch or Richard Buckner with a similar story telling style and impressive emotion-inducing voice.

I look forward to the day that Kevin Myles Wilson – the singer with three names – releases a full length album and changes his name to EP length. Hmmm, I kinda dig “Cat” Wilson…

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