The Autumn Portrait, otherwise known as singer/songwriter Freddie Mojallal, recently released his brand new album ‘Tired Love’. The record is a compilation of 9 acoustic–folk songs that highlight Mojallal’s soft-spoken- yet unique- vocals.
The album is first and foremost a collection of heartfelt lyrics and melodies. The result is what I like to call a lesser experienced ‘Bon Iver’ with a lot of potential; a sweet record that I've enjoyed listening to many times over.
My favorite songs include the title track ‘Tired Love’ which picks up nicely a
t the chorus (although it is a very sad song indeed), as well as ‘Spain’ which is one of the more upbeat songs on the record.
One of the things that I wasn’t crazy about on the album is that the songs are all a little bit too similar- in wording and in melody- and it took me a few extra listens to really begin to tell each track apart from the next. I do however love the raw feel to Mojallal’s voice throughout, and I think this adds a distinct overall feeling to the album that has become rare with all the auto-tuning possibilities in the music world today.
Overall, The Autumn Portrait shows a lot of possibility for success with his music. The record is easy to listen to, and anyone who loves folksy, acoustic singers is sure to find a song they’ll thoroughly enjoy on ‘Tired Love’.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars