Title - 'Come On Back Home' (Heyday Records)
Artist - Philip Claypool
If you have yet to hear about Philip Claypool, let's bring you quickly up to date. Claypool is an American country music artist who between 1995 and 1999 recorded two studio albums for the Curb Records label (1995's A Circus Leaving Town and 1999's Perfect World). Tat was in addition to charting four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Indeed, his highest-charting single was a cover of Bad Company's 1975 hit 'Feel Like Makin' Love.'
Known for his expressive, emotive performances, Claypool has just released his third album, Come On Back Home. Already talked about as being his most personal, revealing album yet, Come On Back Home is an 11-track soundtrack of high level storytelling.
The album is being produced by extremely talented, multi-platinum producer Michael Lloyd. Lloyd has produced more than 100 gold and platinum records, as well as many number one singles and albums.
The first single off of the new album, the title track 'Come On Back Home' is a great way to start this album off. A nice mid-tempo flow, it allows Claypool's vocals to really shine right out of the gate. The free flowing beauty of 'New Kind Of Love' is up next and is backed by both 'Strong One' and the fun 'Three More Beers.' Containing shout outs to J-Lo, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, it's a pop culture blast at its finest.
The uptempo ballad 'Way Out There' is next, but it's the real first ballad of the album God's Very Best' that will strike a chord with all listeners; and lovers of Claypool's lyrics. The upbeat 'I'm Gonna Lie' is next, and the track-of-the-album (for my money) 'God You Were Good Last Night' is along for the musical ride thereafter.
The beautiful 'Write You a Diamond' is another gem (all pun intended) and carries with it one of the best lines I've heard in a long time, "There's frosting on the Milky Way, and stars drip from the skies." This incredible new album then comes to a close with both the informative 'Jack Daniels and Mr. Jim Beam' and then finally 'You Don't Know Me.'