MP3 Carleton - ROCK: Acoustic
Songs for people who love great songs - Carleton''s acoustic rock debut is one of those albums that will find a permanent home in your disc changer.
5 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Modern Rock
When asked why he has written so many songs about flawed relationships, Carleton replies, "relationships are usually flawed, and usually when it seems like they''re not, at least one partner is faking something. But that''s OK, faking can work great for quite a while!" Forever the hopeful cynic, Carleton''s music strives to ease and even reconcile the suffering caused to us by those we are so willingly cursed to have fallen in love with. "Although these days I am extremely lucky to be in a great relationship," he says, "it''s just so interesting to examine all the ones I screwed up!"
Best described as modern acoustic rock, the Carleton sound blends raw emotional lyrics with catchy melodies and rich acoustic guitar textures that are layered with the inventive use of a digital loop sampler. Although it may sound like he is surrounded by a band, all the parts, even the drum beats, are played by Carleton on guitar. "Musically, I try to be as honest as my lyrics," Carleton says. "By playing all the parts myself, I am able to give the audience a performance that is 100% me."
It has been said that the great artists are those who develop a relationship with their audience just like they would a significant other. To hear Carleton''s music is to be struck be an overwhelming sense of commitment, intensity and honesty - exactly what a lot of relationships could use a little bit more of!