Sounds like: It’s been pretty steeply downhill since his 2003 debut (the year he won Idol) with asides in gospel and R&B; he’s proven too reliant on covers and schtick.
Free association: So basically, Velvet Teddy Bear, you are the supreme karaoke talent?
For fans of: Stevie/Luther/Barry/Marvin/Teddy, Kindred the Family Soul goes to Red Lounge.
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014