Baby Ray

Sorry/Open Season [Single]

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A quirkiness in the style of Baby Ray is apparent here. Judging from the unpredictable vocals that go from sounding helium-inflected to monotone without warning, along with some funk undertones and light use of the wah-wah pedal, both "Sorry" and "Open Season" run in different directions that keep the listener guessing. At the same time, despite their potential for sounding nothing like Top 40 radio, Baby Ray falls flat -- the band lacks energy and all-around enthusiasm. The result is two uninspiring tracks that might have gone somewhere had the band kicked up the excitement a couple of notches. Baby Ray could have been a breath of something fresh and original; instead, their sound tragically backfires into an air of boredom.