Daniel Powter

Daniel Powter

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Different. That's a good word to begin with as you get into Daniel Powter...

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Different.

That's a good word to begin with as you get into Daniel Powter, the debut release from this singularly unique talent. Sure, it doesn't sound "different" -- i.e., weird, spooky, bizarre -- when you listen casually at first. If anything, it sounds like superbly crafted, edgy pop: The songs are catchy, the rhythms infectious, the chords rock-solid beneath hooks that dig into your brain and don't let go. It's upbeat, though Daniel Powter does pound those changes aggressively. ("It's keyboard music on steroids," he explains.)