WOW!!!! I’m totally impressed, with the release of a powerfully charged and with something to say. I am speaking of the new album from country power house singer songwriter Todd Richard and his amazing and supercharged album called “Live your Life”. The album from start to finish is simply put Holy “Shit” this guy has it. The first song called “Live your Life” is simply unbelievable the song has guts and takes your ear drums by storm and never lets go. The song and Todd’s vocals resemble a Toby Keith of sorts, however Todd puts the “boom”& ” Kick ass” sound to it and the song has a very uplifting and positive energy that doesn’t quit. This song really hit home for myself, where I came to a point in my own life, where I realized I’ve got to “Live My Life” where I Took a few chances, ” Fell in Love, and even “Danced in the Rain”. Thank you Todd for the reinforcement of what I’ve always believed. The next song called “Still Got Hope” Todd continues to carry you along his journey and is chalked full of emotion and speaks of his experience with his own father being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and really makes the song come alive with his pointed and meaningful lyrics. Todd has a way of allowing you the listener to hear and feel his raw and powerful messages throughout this amazing and superb sounding album. “Take your Own Advice” is a anthem in itself, where Todd brings in his amazing goodness and really you can feel the supercharged elements of Todd and his superior way of singing a song, the song rings true to all of us that have been in a situation that we need to take “Our Own Advice” . The next song called “Halfway” continues Todd’s ability to make a song feel so real and carry a message that really means something, and Todd vocals are in true form. The musicianship on this album is outstanding and is fresh and current and was totally enjoyed by me and has hit after hit on the total album. “If You Leave Me Like This” continues the “kick ass” style of Todd and his vocals are rich and deep and are just right and fit within the lines of country music of today. Todd Richard is the guy who is ushering in a true country flavor that is being missed by others, and Todd and his album really have impressed me. “King Of Crown” Todd has the approach to the blue collar worker that enjoys a weekend just like the rest of us and his fast paced and up tempo singing get you up and really keeping you hooked and not letting go. “Stick On The Ice” another song that keeps that high velocity moving and Todd giving his advice through his memories of his own father giving advice to him and now giving that same advice to his own son, this song shows Todd and his true songwriting abilities and who Todd is as a total musician. “Champagne For Breakfast” yet another song that really showcases Todd and his storytelling through his true and steady and totally blowing away lyrics and the tempo just keeps on a playing and has you feeling like you are right there along with Todd and having a drink or two along with a “Champagne For Breakfast”. All in all Todd Richard has that true sound that is real and his sound keeps alive throughout a truly amazing and wonderful music album that carries messages that we all can relate to, from start to finish. I thank Todd for his friendship and his true to life messages & his amazing gift of song and music. Also reinforcing my thoughts and to “Live My Life”.
Steven F. Adams
Music Publicist/ Reviewer Owner Sound Wave One
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