Alfie Boe has had an impressive career! Today, we will look back upon one of its highlights: his 2013 album entitled Trust.
His album with the title Trust had graced the world in the 11th of November in the year 2013. At that point in time, it was generally considered to be a great achievement and credit in his entire career. “Trust” was a great way to announce to the world that he was taking a different direction from his already established sound.
New Sound Direction
Many of us have come to associate Boe with classic and operatic melodies. After all, he played one of the leads in 25th anniversary of the famous musical, Les Miserables. A common issue with a lot of artists back then was keeping “too safe” to their already established genre. Alfie was no such artist.
Trust is the third album in Boe’s long career. He brought on Larry Klein as the producer of his album. Taking a distinct break from him traditional opera crooning, Boe tries his hand on a more soulful approach with twinges of country, blues, and gospel to his songs.
This meant that there were new additions to his songs like the melodic and melancholic twang of guitars. This is pretty much attributed to the fact that during Boe’s 2nd Tour in the US he worked with a rather lively bunch of musicians who had their roots firmly with Rock and Blues. Whatever it is, we’re glad that their styles inspired Boe enough to think on the foundations of Trust.
While the tracks are in a different style, the beloved tenor voice is still there to power his listeners through and broaden their thoughts on music and genres. It was a great treat for anyone who wasn’t quite sure how an already established voice could do in a new genre.
There were around 12 tracks in Trust and we could not decide which one we loved best. The good news is we don’t really have to choose. We can just keep listening to it and go with our favorite of the hour—or day—who’s counting?
We don’t know about you guys, but when we heard the acoustic guitars, we definitely wanted to learn how to play that very instrument. It is true that those you admire most end up inspiring you greatly. A couple of us did actually end up learning to play guitar. Tip: Partner yourself off with guitars for people that are just starting out with the craft.