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My Autumn Amor - Letters to Brie

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My Autumn Amor is the moniker for singer/songwriter Thomas Monroe, and Letters to Brie is a wonderful - albeit brief - five song collection.

The EP opens with "Gabrielle," a lovely song about a girl. Monroe points to Oasis, The Killers and punk rock as influences, although one doesn't hear much of these on this collection. Instead, there is a gentleness one would not immediately associate with the bands or styles that affected his music. Monroe also strikes one as positive and forward-looking.

With that said, though, "In A Scene" sounds a whole lot like early The Killers. With it, Monroe's voice takes on an edgier tone. The rhythm and overall sonic of the song is Killers-esque. In contrast, "Secrets" is a folkish strum-along feature little more than acoustic guitar and Monroe's vulnerable lead vocal.

The project closes with "Come Over," which is a kind of last blast of rock & roll. Over a driving rock groove, Monroe nearly snarls out its words. It's a fine way to wind up a classy collection of songs.

My Autumn Amor - Letters to Brie
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