By listening to his debut single ‘Got a Story’, it’s no secret that local artist Stevie Burr pours his heart and soul into his music, going deep into the realities and struggles that come with everyday life.
This song (also the title of the EP) boasts an indie rock vibe and sends the listener a message that no matter how hard life can be, there is always something to look forward to. The song begins getting straight to the point: “Well I’d like to tell a story ’bout a broken troubled man, he grew up, who grew up on the wrong side of town, life was pretty tough while he was growing up, his family fell to pieces, brothers, sisters all split up…” before Burr launches into an inspiring story of a man who has been fallen down, but who manages to turn it all around and gets back up.
Spanning alternate rock, blues and a bit of country, the songs on his album were written during a tough time in Stevie’s life when he unfortunately lost a few people close to him, but instead of falling into a hole of grief, he stayed focused on making music, and channelled all his thoughts and energy into writing some amazing songs, with ‘Got a Story’ being just one of them.
The four tracks hit home with real lyrics and catchy tunes. Here at Forté, we are hopeful for a future album release.
Reviewed by Chloe Cicero