Music Review by Natalie Homer
Guy Barnes is nothing if not committed to his art. He’s been writing songs since he was 13. It appears he has given a good chunk of his life over to music and entertainment, over 20 years in fact. He says of his experience, “I have devoted my career trying to emulate the idea that simple is best.” This approach has produced an album full of emotive lyrics and heartfelt melody in the soft rock and power pop ballad space. This album SUICIDE IN FRACTIONS is his first in 7 years and took 2 years to make. 12 Songs and 2 bonus tracks describes his journey through happiness to sadness, positive to negative and all thoughts about life, love and loss.
A versatile voice that easily navigates the subtleties of each style, ORDINARY GUY could be a JOHN MAYER song. ANGEL transmits a stadium soft classic rock vibe.
He lists Lennon & McCartney, Bacharach, Elton John and Dianne Warren among his influences and believes it’s all about the song, not the production.
Hailing very much from the Springsteen, Bon Jovi style of radio friendly adult contemporary pop/rock with a hint of country/folk Guy’s music is very easy to listen to.