Tom Alford, Second Foundation
Tom Alford’s Second Foundation combines great beats and catchy lyrics with a rockabilly twist. This man definitely understands the meaning of a hook and doesn’t hesitate to use that knowledge.
Alford gets our head bopping right from the start with “Yes It’s You.” This is a song about being happy and in love, and really, who could resist such a thing? It’s short, fun, and sweet, a perfect tune for Alford to showcase how much talent he has to offer. The whole album embodies the meaning of “pop.”
“Shiloh” has an early-’90s vibe reminiscent of the Gin Blossoms. The melody and song structure are simple yet entertaining at the same time. The message, however, is more than simple, which is what makes Alford a talented musician: he has the ability to make a pop song with an underlying message. He seems to know exactly who he is and is fully aware of what he’s capable of doing.
Overall, Second Foundation is ideal for laying back, relaxing, and thinking about old times. There is no doubt that Alford delivers a quality piece of work.