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Artist: Chad Cox
Label: Catalyst Records (Independent)
Length: 12 tracks
Web: http://www.catalystweb.com/catalyst and http://www.mp3.com/chadcox
Cox has released Safe Inside Ourselves on his own Catalyst Records.
Clean production and tight engineering (with a hint of perfectionism) characterize
this solo project. Being an indie release, it may be hard to find, but
those who get a chance to listen may like what they hear. Cox has a contemporary
guitar-based folk rock sound not unlike a one-man
U2, but with less
angst and anguish. He could also be compared to Mitch McVicker
or a male Sarah Masen. His honest lyrics are sung with a
Musically, the majority of the album sports acoustic and electric guitars accompanying bass and drums backing Cox as he croons lyrics about heaven, longing, and emotion. It is a personal, creative, artistic project. At the very end of the last track, "Room of Shadows," there is a small reprise of "Safe Inside Ourselves" that fits quite nicely and brings the album full circle. It comes across as a very intimate look at the artist himself rather than a façade for the masses.
Projects like Safe Inside Ourselves should be taken as a whole, where the themes and styles are all facets of the same jewel. Rather than being a disparate collection of songs glued together, this album is a fusion of the artist and his music..