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“A Stranger at the Wheel has to be a catalyst of shining moments for Christopher Reyne. This ten-piece album has all the right nuts and bolts to construct an army, fitted for an orchestra. And lo-and-behold, Reyne does it all himself. A one-man band, set on changing some standards with a likeness towards Death Cab for Cutie formulating a definite sugar coated mirage that made me want to believe that Plans now has a corresponding cousin within reach. Reyne builds a repertoire of expert mixtures and collaboration between musical notes and the unfiltered aggression that screams out from the brigade, being held back just long enough to be recorded. Do yourself a favor and take a listen to the work this man dedicated his last couple of years to.”
“You come to Unsigned Corner for great unsigned artists who are doing whatever it takes to make it in the music industry, and Christopher Reyne is a great example of this.”
“A Stranger at the Wheel is a brilliant collection of earnestness with dreamscaped sound design … a lush and textured painting set to music played with as much passion as one can give while spreading their soul across 10 tracks.”
“Catchy yet dark at times, with chilling and powerful melodies and sounds, many of the tracks feel like honest journal entries put to music. Anyone who gravitates towards piano driven rock will find this record very appealing.”
"Christopher Reyne weaves a sumptuous tapestry of inventive and affecting melodies; strong, emotive vocals; and artistry into his wonderful songs. I was entranced by what I heard. Songs like "The Notorious Kelly Monroe," "Prince Charming," "Glow (Know Your Soul)," "On a Limb" and "Permanently Night" are gloriously alive. Reyne’s songs are vital creations that need to be heard."
"Catchy pop-esque hooks and complex musical textures pair with Reyne's melodic voice to make it clear that this performer is dedicated to entertaining his listeners. The album has an emotional, musical and stylistic range that is ambitious and satisfying. It is clear that 'A Stranger at the Wheel' captures what Christopher Reyne is; a driven entertainer and talented musician."
“Strong songwriting, great melodies and a definitive pop sensibility will always find a home somewhere, and Christopher Reyne is no exception. Make sure you give this guy a listen.”