Verdict: 2.5 / 5
‘Is There Anybody Out There’ is the debut album by American pop duo, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino. Ian and Chad become famous after appearing on the music show, ‘The Voice’. Fans of another television series ‘Glee’, might be susceptible the duo’s work. Songs like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Land of Opportunity’ and Everyone is Gay mimic the show tunes style that ‘Glee’ employs. Guitar and piano accompany whimsical melodies and cheesy lyrics. Without an actual stage production or show for the more theatrical songs their appeal and power is diminished considerably. Added to this is the overall lack of quality in the songwriting.
A Great Big World’ might produce a better work in the future but one gets the feeling that they are a flavour of the month act. ‘Is There Anybody Out There’ has a few catchy choruses and verses but ultimately the music is contrived and weak.