STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 106181-18308 LABEL: Word 075678893216 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-03-21 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stella Redburn
Jason's main claim to fame is that he finished fourth in the seventh season of American Idol. Here, the songs are mostly written by Mr Castro and several of these songs have strong hook lines. Texan Jason's look, with his attractive smile and cool dreadlocks, are sufficiently different to attract interest and he has something of the teen idol about him, especially in songs like the new single that's included here "Let's Just Fall In Love Again". This is a breezy little song, quite old-fashioned in a way, complete with whimsical whistling. There is a strong Christian content to this album and songs like "You Are" are spot on spiritually. Jason said in interview that this song was his "first love song to God". He has a really attractive, flexible tenor voice, which he uses sensitively. I liked "What If I Fall", a good upbeat, well-arranged opening track. The whole album is acoustic - relaxed and understated, but with a sincere charm with a style that is not unlike Jason Mraz.
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For Jason Castro, what you see is what you get, a quality that won over millions of viewers as a contestant on American Idol in a third place runner-up finish.
Now Castro is opening himself up to fans with a guaranteed statement record entitled Who Am I. This album is a unique collection of songs: featuring 5 fresh tracks alongside 5 fan favourites from his incredible self-titled debut album.