Skip to content

Gavin Eimerman’s “Deja Vu” Reviewed

If power pop maestro Herb Eimerman spent his career recording and releasing indie pop songs that edged into people’s consciousness with his Australian label Egomaniac Records head Joe Algeri, his grandson, fourteen year old Gavin Eimerman, has a sound that comes across as less precocious and more soulful than his peer’s sadboys and bedroom pop stuff, like Herb’s best songs it is filled with musical moments that color and shade the open ended lyricism.

Last October, Gavin released his third single (here) and the follow up is less teen angst and more super intelligent existential dread that is at the very least apt:

Maybe the end is just a train
And pray it’s going somewhere
Going anywhere but nowhere

a sort of blueprint for questions that invade us in the dead of night, or at least the earliest of mornings waiting for the birds to sing, Gavin’s restless mind won’t settle down. The sound is Americana folk with a pop arrangement as heralded with a mandolin solo and Bianca Algeri’s lovely background ahhhs and place setting drums. Gavin has a voice of distilled, disquiet, half formed sorrow, and the world about him seems observed from an immediate past to an upcoming pop-future, but it sounds as though he is tussling with the melody line which Bianca holds for him.

The effect of having a world around Gavin to stand behind him gives the guy a sense of professionalism, his songs are fully formed as opposed to free form poetry and his sound is one that sinks into thought brought to music as what becomes slowly clear: it is a break up song that compares the end of a romance to the end of life. This will take you to the end of the summer… hear it here

Grade: A-

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

US Top Ten Singles Tracking 9-23-22 – 9-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2022 |

at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1978 (Volume 10, Number 6) 

By Steve Crawford | October 4, 2022 |

I’m not taking the band QUITE as seriously as I once did

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rocktober” On Tuesday October 4th, 2022 7 PM PT on Twitch

By admin | October 3, 2022 |

Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Rocktober” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch. Tune into Twitch on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 PM PT for this amazing show. Rocky Kramer is a guitar virtuoso, often being compared to the greatest guitar players in the world. Rocky has performed on…

Stories of SURRENDER — The Book Tour With, Yes, Bono

By admin | October 3, 2022 |

“In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell…”

Best Of 2022: Albums by Artist In Alphabetical Order Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2022 |

heavy metal all killa

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-23-22 – 9-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2022 |

a scary 87K EAUs

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Release 10-7-22 – 10-13-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2022 |

don’t let her father distract you

Kevin Morby At The Belasco Theatre, Saturday October 1st 2022

By Alyson Camus | October 3, 2022 |

his sonic landscape largely exceeds his simple roots in folk

The globally streamed 6 hour concert presented by Fenix360 and WOWtv for the “Let Me Help Inc.org Foundation” (a 501c3 charity) for “Children of the World”, Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2022 |

between the needs of charity, the needs of empathy

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1978 (Volume 10, Number 5) 

By Steve Crawford | October 2, 2022 |

pretty heavy drama

Scroll To Top