Nick Driver delivers some great Jason Mraz-style singer/songwriter stuff on his album, Warm is Your Color, including the opening track, “Logged In.” He keeps up the Mraz comparison for “Send a Message” with its rap-sing, scat singing, along with some bluesy licks. That rap-sing attitude with a bit of neo-swing shows up again on “Sidelines.”
Aside from some misfires (“Let’s Stay Together” and “Worshipped by the Energy”), the album shows Driver to have a strong future as a singer/songwriter.
Aside from the Mraz comparison, I also hear what’s called Speedwood by the group Lost & Found. What they mean are some hard acoustic guitar lines—kind of a punk energy to folk music. Driver displays this on “Young Beautiful,” with the guitar accentuated by congas. I also hear Roger Clyne’s Mexican-border American Rock on “Without Love Poster,” which is very similar to Clyne’s “Leaky Little Boat.”