It frustrates me when exceptionally good artists don’t get the recognition they deserve (sad times). Travis Garland is an example of the above: an *under-rated and hard working artist who more people should be aware of. He actually started out as one of the lead singers in boyband, NLT(Not Like Them) alongside Glee-star Kevin McHale. I’ve got to say they did have some great singles such as Karma, That Girl and She Said, I Said to name a few.
Post-Boy Band fame, Garland has gone on to have a lot of success as a solo artist with his covers and EPs. His original songs in particular, make me feel quite nostalgic as they remind me of the RnB that was around when I was still in primary school. (Refreshing to the ears)
In 2011, Garland released the song “Paint” which features the equally talented JoJo and samples Jai Paul’s BTSTU. As far as duets go this cheeky, playful and feisty track ranks very highly. I also appreciate the fact that the lyrics stay true to the title of the song, with words like paintbrush, canvas and overalls all making an appearance. Garland and JoJo both sound amazing on this track and have slick delivery, even when singing about items found in a hardware store.
Travis Garland and JoJo are artists whose musical careers took off when they were quite young. They had barely entered their teens. JoJo was only 13 years old when Leave (Get Out) was released. Now in their mid-twenties, their passion for singing and creating music is still evident. Even without the backing from a major record-label, Travis Garland has brought out some impressive songs which have caught people’s attention!!!
*Unfortunately, there are many under-rated singers…I have listed some of them in my music profile (click here) but they are just the tip of the iceberg.