Pop/Art is out!

Here's what the critics are saying...

"There are a lot of ideas and tones dancing through this album – catchy love songs reminiscent of the Beatles (‘Everybody Knows It Was Me’), aching ballads (‘Don’t Look Away’), songs full of angst-filled questions about the purpose of life and being lost and found (‘Waterfalls,’ ‘The Lost and The Free’). Some of them resonate stronger than others, but the more you listen, the more you realize every song is a piece of the tapestry that is Adrian Bourgeois. Almost every song has a different style to it, and each track is fully produced, from the western ‘Waterfalls’ complete with wailing harmonica solo and bouncing piano to heavy rock anthem “The Lost and The Free,” which has a taste of both The Killers and Bruce Springsteen.  Immediately, the lyrics stand out as the strong point of the album. Adrian has a spectacular way with words; he paints a picture clearly and knows how to hit the heart at just the right moment. Some of the best moments of the album come when he turns a common phrase unexpectedly into a piece of poetry....This isn’t an album for all audiences. This isn’t trying to be. Adrian is putting everything out there, and it’s raw, personal, multi-faceted and sometimes messy and sometimes beautiful – hey! Like life! But for those that want to listen to a good story of epic proportions, told by a poet whose skills will only get sharper, this is the album for you." - Music Worth Reviewing

"Pop/Art is an instantly gratifying album highlighted by Bourgeois’ creamy vocals and lush arrangements. Songs such as “Jonah” provide a grittier rock punch while the piano-driven opener “New December” harkens back to pop’s grand, vinyl past…you know, back when people actually listened to albums en masse. At 24 tracks, it’s impossible to find one that’s simply filler." - Submerge Magazine

"Adrian returns with a massive collection of songs, 24 tracks that feels like an anthology. Richly melodic, the singer songwriter covers all the bases here. Opening with the delicate ballad “New December” that swells to a full orchestral production. Another early standout is “Everybody Knows Its Me” a sweet combination of both Todd Rundgren and Nilsson. Then the album veers into folk singer mode with “Pictures of Incense” and “Jonah.” Comparisons to Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather) come out on certain tracks, “Waterfalls” slide guitar goodness and the sharp lyrics on “Hanging Day” stand out. The Phil Spector wall of sound approach works well on “Aquarium” and the yearning ballad “Don’t Look Away” is another winner.  And although not every melody sticks with you, so many pop styles are explored its hard to find an outright flop here. More gems include the “Shot In The Dark” which is a memorable duet with Paige Lewis. “Sunflower” is another epic love story in pop form. He explores a roots rock sound with “The Howling Wind” and bouncy electronica on “Better” and “Parachutes,” but Adrian really shines with the orchestral ballads throughout." - Powerpopaholic

"“Pop/Art” centers on the singer’s wholesomely inviting delivery set against lush melodies and crafty arrangements – the kind of wild-card album that easily sneaks into conversations about standout offerings in the 21st-century, post-Beatles pop-rock genre." - The Sacramento Bee

"[Bourgeois's] work in Pop/Art shows....passion for the different sides of the musical world, embracing both the simple and deep paths that music can take, and combining them quite beautifully." - Tube Magazine

And here's what the fans are saying...!

"It's the kind of album that had me thinking every 3 or 4 songs, 'oh this has got to be the best thing on here.'  And then there was one that was even more amazing at every turn." - Steve Williams

"'Don't Look Away' is pure genius.  'Sunflower' is one of my favorite songs of all time.  'Touch' is painfully beautiful.  'Celebrate The News' may be the best song ever written." - Steve Bartlett

"I thought this song was awesome live but this recording leaves me speechless." - April Dayns

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Introducing...See How They Run!

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This band has been about ten years in the making, but Adrian Bourgeois and Paige Lewis, both recently relocated to Los Angeles, have finally officially joined forces as See How They Run!  Catch them at an L.A. venue near you!

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