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Geoff Ong - Pictures EP Review

14 Dec 2011 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

If you haven’t yet heard of up and coming talent, Geoff Ong, you will soon, with the release of his first EP, Pictures, making quite a name for himself in pop. Pictures, is a great mix of pop soft rock melody, just in time for summer and those long hot days, giving listeners just a glimpse of what Geoff Ong is capable of musicially as an artist.

The opening number, Between You, Me And The Irony, is a twangy upbeat tune, with soft rock overtones and harmonizing melody, while third track in, Ain’t It The Truth, starts out as a heartfelt acoustic ballad, giving way to a crunchy, surprising rock number, with strong vocals and piano overtones; A definite stand out track and first single in my opinion.

The closing track Rainy Day Song Is the perfect end to a great choice of songs from Geoff, its soft ballad feel is sweet with lots of melody. The feel of

Pictures is a summer vibe, full of unique feel good songs and just the beginning of what is to come from Geoff Ong. So watch this space. www.geoffong.bandcamp.com

 

About Geoff Ong

Geoff Ong wants to be a pop star for dorks. “I love all the sounds and melodies of pop music, but I never really felt like I was cool enough to relate to the people performing it,” he says. “I figure there must be other people out there who feel the same way – my music is for them.”

Geoff’s 2018 single, Fingerprints, a shimmering slice of soulful indie pop, was recorded in his bedroom in Kingsland, with production, mixing and mastering by Phil Levine of the illustrious Igloo Music Studios in Los Angeles, who won two Grammy Awards for their work on 2016’s box office hit, La La Land.

Fingerprints made an immediate impact, peaking at #3 on the Hot NZ Singles Chart and #25 on the overall Hot Singles Top 40 Chart. It was also featured on ZM, The Edge, The Edge TV, and Radio New Zealand.

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Releases

Maybe It'll Be Alright
Year: 2020
Type: Album
The Boston EP
Year: 2015
Type: EP
Streetlights
Year: 2014
Type: EP
The Snorlax Mixtape
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Pictures
Year: 2011
Type: EP

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