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Freddy Hale

Troublemaker (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

This new single is intriguing. The music is hard to categorize, really. While modern pop music often leans toward sounding very artificial and over-produced this manages to avoid that.
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Track by Track Review

There is a hard rocking, mean edge to this. Yet it still has elements of soulful modern music. This is electronic, but it manages somehow to feel organic at the same time. The vocals never feel overproduced. The hooks are catchy, but there is a parental advisory and the lyrics are clever, but also rather acerbic. All in all, if more modern pop sounded like this, I'd like it.

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