CD Review: Val Emmich / Looking For A Feeling You Never Knew You Needed
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Looking For A Feeling You Never Knew You Needed
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Reviewed by: Amanda Sixx
There is one thing you can always say about Val Emmich, he puts his heart and soul in his music. His new album Looking For A Feeling You Never Knew You Needed is no different. This is his seventh full length album release and comes out September 21st in digital only format. (Available here)
From start to finish the album is full of many different layers and backed with melodies and catchy, brilliant lyrics. The album kicks off with two upbeat tracks that will make even the wallflowers want to dance, “Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “Sidekick” both have a pop feeling but not lacking in substance. Then Val brings the synthesizer and beat back on “Next to Me ”but doesn’t completely neglect his guitar.
One of Emmich’s talents is not telling but showing listeners a picture through his songs with thoughtful lyrics. A perfect example of this is the song“Gone”, a beautifully haunting ballad of a man returning to his past, and finding it to be nothing like he remembered. “E.S.T” is as equally visual painting a picture of a troubled woman fighting her unhappiness with her family and friends thousands of miles away.
The well-written, up-beat song, “Change of Scenery” is about being tired of the ordinary, and getting away from it. The music starts mellow and builds in “Grown Up Man” while the lyrics focus on growing up mentally and changing. “Resume” is a sad but true view on life and the irony we see put to an up-tempo anthemic melody. Then the album becomes sonic and lyrical perfection with the song “Come Clean.” The next track is a duet called “Convince Me” with Allie Moss and Emmich’s voice meshing together perfectly.