LA-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Todd Morse has recently released their debut 2019 album “Late Bloomer”. And after 20 years of homing in on his craft performing with of Juliette and the Licks and the Offspring you’re more than entitled to have plenty of expectation when you hit play on this album. But Todd Morse certainly doesn’t disappoint especially with their standout single “My Shoes”.
While each of the 13 tracks is swimming in infectiously uplifting energy wrapped up in well-matured talent, My Shoes possesses an ethereally arrestive propensity right from the prelude. You can sense the life seeping from the notes, and the high-octane passion which is potent enough to shake the cobwebs off your soul. As if that wasn’t enough, Todd Morse has also proven with his angularly absorbing riffs that if anyone is taking names for contemporary guitar heroes, he should definitely be counted.
Todd Morse has used his album to show that age is irrelevant when it comes to artistic expression; which I commonly argue using the National as an example, but my argument has never been stronger thanks to tracks such as My Shoes.
While Todd Morse has more than done his dues in the music industry with major artists, it would have been criminal if his album which uses influence from the likes of Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Clash were never recorded. His talent as a songwriter almost transcends his vibrant vocal dynamic and fretboard mastery.
You can check out Todd Morse’s track My Shoes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast