Boys Are Gonna Party Tonight
When a new artist describes himself as a singer/songwriter, you quickly envision the generic picture of someone with an acoustic guitar sitting in a coffeehouse playing folk oriented music. But times have changed and so have the definitions we commonly use to depict an artist. Distinct from the stereotype of a traditional singer/songwriter, Steve Tirado's progressive and innovative big production style embraces more R&B/Pop and Dance music to complement his Adult Contemporary base. To further throw you off the usual singer/songwriter persona, his musical and songwriting influences include artists such as, Lionel Richie, Earth Wind & Fire, and the 'Philly Sound' of the 1970's whose big production and full orchestrated sounds can be found within his melodies and lyrics focused on the trials of everyday life. In his debut release entitled, 'The Boys Are Gonna Party Tonight,' Steve Tirado gives us an in-depth insight into his experiences and views on life, love, and relationships. You will find yourself experiencing an enjoyable balance of songs that will make you want to dance all night, as well as shed a tear or two. In 'Then You Wonder,' the first single to be released from the CD, Steve explains to a friend that you have to bring more than physical beauty to the table in order to establish a long lasting meaningful relationship. 'You Can't Get Over,' tells the story of someone who finally decided to get out of a dreadful relationship, while 'Patricia' details his experiences of trying to convince someone that they really are the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In the title track, 'The Boys Are Gonna Party Tonight,' he reflects back on the relationships we establish early in life and continue through our adulthood. Making sure that we remember the people, the good times and adventures we shared with them. And for those people who think they are god's gift to this earth, 'You're No Better' will knock them right off of their high horse. In a more somber note, 'That's What I'll Do' will help ease the sometimes unbearable pain of losing a loved one, and 'Your Heart and Soul' shares with us his personal account of losing his Grandfather when he was first born and never getting an opportunity to know or learn from the man. Later on, Steve's father would pass away before his own children were born. Again never getting the chance to know their grandfather. However, Steve uses this song to express his idea that even though people are not physically there, they provide guidance and wisdom from above. This is one CD that many will be able to relate to regardless of age or musical preference. Each original track is sure to stir up emotions about your personal experiences or someone you know. There are some CD's that you find yourself playing over and over again, don't be surprised if this is one of them. While Steve Tirado may want to describe himself as a singer/songwriter, once you feel his melodies and listen to his lyrics you will appreciate what this artist and his music are really about. Three words come to mind, creative, diverse and in-depth. The Glenn Kalina Show, Mix 95.7 FM 'It sounds really, really HOT!' Burlington County Times 'The title track, 'The Boys Are Gonna Party Tonight' could easily be a teen anthem...' Philadelphia Daily News 'A collage of styles. The uptempo songs are dance-club oriented with a Latin flavor; The ballads walk the R&B/AC line.'