Music: an expression of humanity, escape, a soundtrack to life, deep passion….
A Rose By Any Other Name is the side project of The Chariot vocalist Josh Scogin. And I’m not sure where you’d put it genre wise. It’s got some mild country influence but the album is more Elliott Smith then Garth Brooks.
It’s not a bad full-length. Although Scogin isn’t the greatest singer you’ll ever hear, his voice does take command of these songs and he sings with confidence. Josh has crafted a solid sing/songwriter effort. The album is similar to Elliott Smith, J Tillman, and Mt Eerie. It’s a great little project that Scogin’s been working on for a while. A nice new voice to the singer/songwriter community.
Album highlights: Unfather, God, The Devil, Me, and Monologue Replica