Future Stars: George Ezra (Columbia)

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George Ezra may be young, but he's already been around long enough to have had two names. He was originally known by his real name of George Barnett before switching to George Ezra about a year ago. The new pseudonym seemed to help as the well-spoken singer-songwriter has become quite a blog darling since and signed a record deal with Columbia. Most reviewers have raved about George's voice, which is often a sign that the songs are quite forgettable. In this case my suspicion was true, the songs are dull and directionless, but his voice really is very engaging and characterful. If he can put it to good use on a catchy melody, he could be quite successful.


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