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CD Review: Casey Abrams showcases post-'Idol' work in self-titled album

Friday, July 6, 2012

While on the tenth season of "American Idol," Casey Abrams sought to show the judges and audience that he was not cut from the same "Idol" cloth. In his audition, he walked into the room holding a melodica, a breath-powered cross between a keyboard and a free-reed harmonica.

He was saved by the judges, but still went home in sixth place, despite his featuring, and playing, an upright bass on stage.

Abrams released his self-titled debut album in late June, and he's grown since his "Idol" days. His voice still holds the signature gravelly tone, but is now more controlled and mature. To be perfectly honest, he sounds in many ways like an American Ed Sheeran.

Overall the album is a success, with songs such as "Great Bright Morning," "Blame It On Me" and "Midnight Girl."

Abrams is not in the business for the money, as featured in "Simple Life:"

"Don't need no TV I don't need no phone / Don't need a speedy car to get me home / Don't need no nothing all I need is time -- for the simple life"

Abrams could have a very successful career, especially if he keeps up his voice and his creativity featured in this album. His sixth-place finish may have been just what he needed to become a superstar.

"Casey Abrams" was released on June 26. His first single is "Get Out."

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