The fourth album by singer-songwriter Josh Kelly refines the artist's streamlined, soul-inflected pop-rock sound. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Otis Redding and James Taylor, with a dash of contemporary commercial rock (think Maroon 5) thrown in for flavor, Kelly's music is catchy and well-crafted enough to go down smooth. Whether it's the chill, old school soul vibe of a mid-tempo groover like "Unfair," or the head-bopping, piano-driven, Beatlesesque pop of "Katie" (a sweet ode to the singer's wife, actress and GREY'S ANATOMY star Katherine Heigl), SPECIAL COMPANY finds Kelly polishing his sound to a high shine.
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