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Teitur - Stay Under the Stars Review

by Ashleigh Hill

Teitur: Take Two

A few years ago Teitur glowed his way on the music scene with the handsome Poetry and Aeroplanes¸ and illumination doesn't seem to be getting any harder for the Denmark native. Stay Under the Stars only adds to the points that carried Teitur's first release wholeheartedly through his introduction. Smartly, the singer songwriter begins with a silencer; "Don't Want You to Wake Up" shushes anyone who's not really listening, and quietly introduces them to the rich and charming "Louis Louis".

Teitur has mastered the art of freshening over-used lyrics ("You Get Me") with his nearly strained vocals and sincerity, and creating other songs that come off as brand new ventures ("I Run the Carousel"). Teitur even masters the potential downfall of a bizarre and slightly awkward "Great Balls of Fire" cover, drastically slower than Jerry Lee Lewis ever preformed. The idea is to own the song, and Stay Under the Stars certainly attains that on every cut. Continuing with the short epic "Nightmare Works" and a cute clapping ditty, "Boy She Can Sing", Teitur concludes with 'All My Mistakes" which includes a painted picture of a hidden track offering "after what you left me with/you don't owe me anything". That pretty much sums it up.

The whole album exhibits a superb use of the violin and viola, typical of the artist, but certainly not yet close to wearing out its welcome. The night-themed Stay Under the Stars will delight fans of Coldplay, Sondre Lerche, and well… Teitur.

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