The Bottom Line
- "East Meets The West"
- "I Cry Alone"
- "Golden Ring"
- Only seven songs long.
- All songs written by Steven Clawson.
- Produced by Steven Clawson, Ben Liscio and B. Thornberry.
- Released by Reflection Records/Steven Clawson Music.
Guide Review - Steven Clawson Southern Soul
Leading off the collection is the mid-tempo ballad "You Bring Me Back." "Unwind" is a song that could find its way onto a radio station. It features a Motown-like melody that backs up a sweet lyric about the way that special woman makes him feel. "Golden Ring" is a great up-tempo track that will make ya wanna dance. As if to prove that he can do more than mid-tempo and uptempo tracks, Steven rounds out the record with some ballads, the type of ballads country radio eats up. "East Meets The West" is a tender track about a guy who is thankful for the time he had with a special girl. "I Cry Alone" rounds out the short EP and it's a wonderfully crafted ballad.
While the lyrics and melodies truly shine on "Southern Soul," it really is Steven's voice that is the true highlight of the EP. With a talent as big as his, I have no doubts that he'll be getting a major record deal and having hits, despite the fact that Nashville Star didn't keep him around for the TV portion of the show.