Elements of his group work definitely creep into the solo record (it helps that members of the band pitched in). A garage rock sound is added to the otherwise Elton John-esque piano pop of "Dani's Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control)".
For the most part though, it's a shimmering glossy take on roots music that dominates the album. It's rocked up on the energetic "Struck Matches". "Fake Dog" is a fun twist on the old standard country chick-boom. It's sun-soaked Southern Rock on "Willy Spends the Evening".
There are a number of musical styles fighting for space on the intriguing "Trying". The result is a strangely enjoyable mishmash of '70s funk, stoner rock, and modern day indie.
"Falling At Your Feet" is less complex. It's a simple Beatles-inspired melodic pop ditty.
Constant Bop is a record that you can put on and just bask in on the coming sunny summer days.
Best tracks: "Struck Matches", "Willy Spends the Evening"
Track listing for Constant Bop:
- Dani's Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control)
- Struck Matches
- Have I Got It Wrong
- Fake Dog
- Willy Spends the Evening
- Sentimental Wilderness
- Falling At Your Feet
- The Hardest Way
- Long Distance Runner