Newcomer Keath Mead shines on his ‘Sunday Dinner’ debut album

Keath Mead‘Sunday Dinner’
Keath Mead (self-released)
4 stars out of 5

Keath Mead, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter who makes quite the first impression with full-length debut album “Sunday Dinner,” has a pretty simple — but remarkably effective —philosophy when it comes to crafting a tune.

adventureWeird_LP_11183_new“If a song doesn’t hold up with one person singing and playing a single instrument,” the 25-year-old South Carolina native reasons, “then it’s probably not that good of a song.”

Fortunately, Mead doesn’t have to deal with many misfires on “Sunday Dinner.” It’s a fully realized gathering of 11 pop/rock tunes indebted to the singer/songwriter halcyon days of the 1960s and 1970s. Clocking in at just 37 minutes, Mead doesn’t pad the record with any extraneous material.

Lead track “Waiting” is the clear-cut highlight of “Sunday Dinner,” but Mead also hits all the right notes on “Grow Up,” “Change,” “Settle for Less,” “Where I Wanna Be,” “Polite Refusal” and “So Close.” Keep your eye on this kid, folks. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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