We’re All Somebody From Somewhere
Released: July 15, 2016
Singles: “Love is Your Name”, “Red, White & You”, “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere”
Steven Tyler is here with his first solo album and the project is definitely not sounding like anything you ever thought would come out from Aerosmith’s frontman. “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere” is a pleasantly surprising country album, recorded with local musicians from Nashville. His usual rock and blues music style is once again at present, but the beautiful country flavours, side guitars, slower paced tunes and the dreamy lyrics are definitely adding a lot of colour! From the first second you hear him sing, you could easily feel how confident and passionate he is about this record. Aerosmith’s legacy aside, this is Steven Tyler making a stand and being a true opportunist. On top of that, his vocal capabilities can absolutely fulfil each and every little desire or project he decides to go for. Such is the case with “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere”. If you are looking for some old-school Steven Tyler, rocking and rolling all the way, you cannot find him on this album. However, what you can find is almost one hour of extreme enjoyment, perfect for your afternoon relaxation time.
One of the finest moments of the album is definitely the cheery “I Make My Own Sunshine” – a track capable of instantly bringing a smile on your face. The title song – “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere” is a beautiful mess, combining elements of country music and typical Aerosmith rockstar vibes. It also reminds us a little bit of Cage the Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” but with a little something more there. “Red, White & You”, “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Me” and “Somebody New” also fall under the same “half country, half rock ’n’ roll” category. It seems like Steven was not 100% sure what he wanted to say with this album or which particular direction to take, but he never actually followed any kinds of rules, so there’s that. A lot of songs on this record don’t really stand out or leave any deep or lasting impression but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a charm.
Overall, the record is cheery, carefree and very “sunny”. Leave your reservations aside and let yourself enjoy the pleasing tunes. Don’t worry, our rock ‘n’ roll hero is still here – he has just turned into a cowboy for the time-being!
“My Own Worst Enemy”
“We’re All Somebody from Somewhere”
“Hold On (Won’t Let Go)”
“It Ain’t Easy”
“Love is Your Name”
“I Make My Own Sunshine”
“The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And Me”
“Red, White & You”
“What am I Doin’ Right?”
“Janie’s Got a Gun”
“Piece of my Heart” (with The Loving Mary Band”)
Red, White & You
Love Is Your Name