“There’s plenty of soul in the singing and groove in the music...His voice is raspy and expressive, bridging the R&B feel of older artists with the earthier sounds of modern artist like Jack Johnson.”
“Tigger Clarkson has followed a curious path to making music. A knee injury playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy led him to the guitar. Later, he would make albums between deployments to Africa, Haiti and Afghanistan. Clarkson kept a notebook and a digital recorder to capture ideas that he'd revisit once he was home. It might be recorded in a studio a year after he first made note of an idea. Some found their way onto his EPs, songs that were done in a compressed amount of time yet resulted in a lush tapestry of husky vocals and gentle, danceable grooves. The songs bear a '70s soul vibe mixed with a guitar style similar to that of Stevie Ray Vaughan. "There's a certain way to do stuff – record to tape if you have the ability – certain instruments, certain microphones," Clarkson said. "I'll always want it to sound like it's influenced by '60s and '70s soul. Those records have more of a live feel to them. The term I wear out in the band is when you record to have things perfectl”
"The first thing to know is that Tigger Clarkson can’t be pigeonholed into any particular genre. He uses elements of soulful R&B in his particular brand of rock n’ roll, but slips in little flourishes of jazz and funk, some heavy swamp blues, some alt-rock . . . mixing everything together to create one of the more enjoyable, and surprising, releases of the year...Then, with the vocal performance, Tigger adds a vibe of that classic Philly soul sound. . . .that voice, is pure sexuality. Hot . . . steamy . . . filled with sultry swagger. Tigger does an excellent job of mixing in that rhythm and blues, and stuns the listener to comatose obedience with his voice. Can’t wait to hear a full length offering from this guy! "
"Clarkson is a man that refuses to be pinned down to just one genre. The singer-songwriter leaps from various genres, such as Black Keys-ish rock, blues, and funk, making groovy rock sound easy. Clarkson's crisp voice lulls over tracks about losing women, one night stands, and trying to forget those bad moments (and women) in life, just to name a few...'The Balance,' which experiments with funk and pop rock, and 'Forget You,' that delves into grimier blues rock and the haunting ambient organ of Radiohead's 'OK Computer.' Each EP is a breezy, twenty-minute ride through different musical territories that keep the listener on their toes with guessing where the song will go next...By taking the basis of a standard radio jam and adding a bit of his musical genre influences, the result is an utter treat to the ears. Clarkson knows that a radio jam can appeal to most people, but to be safe, his inclusion of blues, hip-hop melodies, and reggae is a home run."
"The five songs on “Forget You” show Clarkson as a singer serious about bridging styles on some tracks and dumping them in a blender on others. His raspy, whispered vocal quality is a polar opposite to the energetic music he’s making. Its delivery is not capricious or shy by any stretch; it’s more like a tease, like the deference for when the tiger will jump. The band-heavy mainstream R&B music Clarkson is making is a style that’s sort of been ignored for a while..“Forget You” mixes up dance aesthetics with funk and jazz and on “Better Them Than You” the funk flavors are sultry where the guitar wanders just outside a Louisiana swamp and drives fast past the local church. The funk of “Long Since” is held in check one moment and then stomps away the next..."