Showing promise as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and acoustic artist, Arman Srsa has made a big artistic leap with his new EP “Think Twice”. Born in Croatia, raised in South Africa, and spending much of his life travelling the world, he has a unique perspective, and it’s one of neutrality and love. Isn’t it ironic that it’s often the ones who have gone through the most who “don’t sweat the small stuff”? This is definitely an exercise in that philosophy. With a laid back feel good energy prevalent throughout the disc, fans of artists like Ben Harper and Jack Johnson should enjoy Arman’s sunny chord and lyric choices. This is an artist who comes across as a lover rather than a fighter, and there is a whimsical mood of romance here, especially in tracks like “Skinny Dipping” and “Everything and More”.
“Think Twice” puts time ahead of money in a lesson we’d all be better off in absorbing. “It takes a lot of intuition to separate the truth from lies, so think twice, my friend. Think twice. It’s going to do you good.”, Srsa sings in his soft, laid back delivery. “What Are You Doing Here” maintains the quiet positivity musically but lyrically goes into more vulnerable, melancholy material, and it gives “Think Twice” a more balanced emotional range.
This is an album you can listen to from front to back and it has a consistent feel, which is what most people look for from honest artists in the acoustic and folk genres. Arman’s music feels personal, and it plays like a performance at a coffee shop, with the listener perched comfortably in the front row. Recommended for those looking for warm, light-hearted acoustic songs to brighten their moods. And what’s more, the album is available FOR FREE DOWNLOAD at Arman Srsa’s official website. This is an artist who definitely knows how to promote himself and share his music with the masses.
8 out of 10