Old Tyme Religion available on May 24 2016 from Amazon for 5.45
UPC bar code 886975792528 ξ2 registered January 09 2014
UPC bar code 886975792528 ξ1 registered February 20 2015
Product category is Audio
Manufacturered by Sony Legacy
Product weight is 0.2 lbs.
Having gained recognition after a song he wrote ended up on Beyonce's latest album, Hugo was contacted by Roc Nation to be part of the newly formed label. As a tip of the hat to Roc Nation's founder, Hugo put a country-fried twist on the classic "99 Problems" discovering an unforeseen link between pop, rock and hip-hop. Following the buzz-worthy success of "99 Problems," in which both the song and Hugo were featured in the box-office hit No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, the album is a refreshing and brilliant blend of rock, pop and soul with hip-hop influences. With Old Tyme Religion, Hugo introduces a new audience to multiple international influences, style and true soul through well-crafted lyrics and contemporary music."I'm trying to make rock & roll in the age of hip-hop," Hugo affirms. "A complete thought in 3 minutes and 30 seconds, that's the challenge. A song is a planet with gravity and atmosphere and things living in it. An album is a solar system. All songs on this album are about two things; love and fear."
A friend recommended I check out a video of Hugo playing "99 Problems" on YouTube. Fifteen seconds into the song I knew I would buy the entire album. This album is a complex mixture of powerful, beautifully composed, instrumentals that are intertwined with Hugo's mastery of vocal inflection, his dynamic versatility, and soulful voice . The bass lines alone in many of the songs will have you stepping on the gas and blowing past speed limit signs. If the first tw..
First and foremost the lyrics on this album blow. me. away. This album has it all -- rock, pop, soul a dash of international flavor -- all the influences mesh together brilliantly...and originally. I think the best compliment I can pay is there isn't a single track on this CD that I skip. There are not many CD's I can say that about... So I am no professional music reviewer by any stretch of the imagination (so be nice) but here are some random comments/thoughts..