As a writer of music reviews over the last 15 years I really have the true & honest heart felt gratitude to all that have & will write music albums for now & in the future. With this being said I have the privilege to write a review on a gentleman named David Pearsall and his album called Tricks ‘n” Mixed Emotions” and with the first song called ‘Papa’s Little Man” and David has from the start, his story telling ability from the start Where writes from his heart and has that ability to project this within his songs. The song is seems to keep the message of love for all the children who are bullied, and from reading a 4 page letter, explaining what and what David is singing and writing about for each song on this heart felt & well written album. The next song on this album of David is called “Misty’s Way” where David has written about a friend who broke off his engagement of his lady friend and David, the songwriter came into the picture and wrote this nice song explaining his friends feelings about his situation and has a message of enduring love. The theme from the album is a real feeling of emotional lyrics and songs that seem to matter to David, another song on this album is called “Dee’s Theme” where he writes about a relative and how cheap they are and doesn’t spend money for anything, however David explains through his lyrics there’s more to life than money can ever buy and some things money can’t buy, and one of those things is Love. The next song is called “A Brother’s Prayer”. This song took me, it reflects David’s thoughts on a returning brother from the Vietnam war and wasn’t the same life’s angles took a toll on him and what a wonderful song about the love and a great devotional song to all the men & women who are currently serving and a very true inspiring song and very good lyrical content. The next song is called “Last War” and David apparently had a dream where he witnessed an event and was inspired to write about that dream. The theme running through this album is a very thoughtful & emotional bearing song writing of David, where he shows his thoughts and true feelings of what he is singing about. With this being said the next song is called “Real Love” and is written as a wonderful tribute to his grandfather who no one enjoyed a ‘Good laugh” better than his Grandfather, and how one how a bad good bye hurts until it arrives in our lives. “Clinging to the Shadows” is a song about a relationship that was formed many years ago and never knowing why or what happened and missing out on love, and unable to express this at the time, and years later come to find out the other person explains those feelings to you that you once had and were unable to. The songa folk sound to it and that sums up who David is as a singer & songwriter. Where singers & songwriters write honest and from life experiences that evolve around our lives. “Worth the Pain’ that with & through pain we all have common ground that we share and once again David is so very expressive in his guitar and his insightful lyrics. With this album takes it’s smooth and careful & even thoughtful lyrical content David brings his messages through his gift of songwriting and has the abilities to convey this in his an almost poetry of words and the song appropriately called “Sappy Music” David sings from his heart and is very expressive with this song and we all must remember that music is an art form and in all music “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and David has the ability to convey this within his careful & thoughtful words in this song. The next song is a very emotional & sung from life’s true experiences where David had been left to die and through his faith he survived, like many of us have been through situations that test our faith but through our faith we make it through, we may not when placed in this situation but if we have and keep our faith we will always get through any situation that is difficult. I am forever pleased & amazed how much true honest & life experiences David has written about on his wonderful and truly expressive album called “Tricks ‘n’ Mixed Emotions is. What a pure delight to write a music review of his talents and hear his true life stories through his gifted heartfelt lyrics and for his contribution to the music scene. I thank David for his wonderful friendship & he will always have that special place in my heart, as myself we both write from the heart and look forwards to hearing more of David’s work in the future.
Steven F. Adams
Music Journalist Reviewer Publicist & Owner SoundWaveOne
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