After the death of his twin brother, Alan, former Venusian Skyline member Scott Stapleton left Florida behind for New York City to try regrouping. As a result, the numbers that pour out of the singer/songwriter on A Storm Over Springtime are as painfully honest, ambitious, and direct as most music ever gets. Pouring his heart out on "Broken, Lost and Beautiful," Stapleton uses a gorgeously crafted piano line to lure listeners into his somber world. There is a hint of optimism in the death knell "Lay Me Down," and by the time the swooning, adventurous title track rolls around, the guy is in recovery. That's not to say Scott Stapleton ever brings forth the giggles -- he's a serious man and his craft is serious stuff. But A Storm Over Springtime is a well-crafted solo entry from a man with a mission, a mark, and a scar.
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AllMusic Review by John D. Luerssen