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Single Review: “Since You Brought it Up” by James Otto

May 14, 2009

After a smash hit with “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” it seemed as if James Otto would be a run away success, however his follow up singles proved to be less than successful. So in an attempt to rekindle the flame he lit with his breakthrough hit, Otto brings back that romantic and smooth feel that seems to fit him so well with his latest release.

“Since You Brought It Up” is every bit of the romantic come and get me love song that “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” was. it’s well written, smooth and fluid, and it presents a aura of experience and true feeling that only James Otto can present in a song like this. However, there lies it one and only real flaw, it is what people want to here. The striking relation between this and Otto’s breakthrough hit is actually as little to close for comfort and while it does nothing to degrade the song itself, it doesn’t really show much of what Otto can do as an artist outside of these kinds of songs.

I look forawrd to seeing this song hopefully bring Otto back to his prime, but I am a little disapointed that he chose to shift backwards to a familier feel and concept to try and do so. While this song is a great mid tempo ballad that suits James very well and presents what has become a signature style for him, it leaves to question whether or not he can really keep up with the big boys when he does shift from these types of songs.

Final Say: Favorable

Listen: www.myspace.com/jamesotto

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2009 4:03 am

    I really like “Since You brought it up” I also liked “Sunset Man” Being an older Country fan, I like songs with a catchy melody, songs that I can sing along to, or even dance to on the Juke box. Alot of the current country music….is hard to even know what the words are…and are even hard for me to listen too and not classify it as just plain noise! I am an Otto fan and can sing along to all his music or just listen to it for my listening pleasure. George Strait and Alan Jackson also make me a country fan!!

  2. James Otto Sweet Heart permalink
    May 28, 2009 4:20 pm

    James Otto is the top of this girl’s country music mountain and once you’ve been to the top, why settle for what is going on down in the flood plain?

    I love James SO much!!! (big smile)

    God bless you and him always!!!

    Holly in East Tennessee

  3. Deb permalink
    June 2, 2009 4:51 pm

    Smooth and Sexy Song. Shoots straight to a girls heart.:)

  4. December 26, 2010 4:11 pm

    i love james so much..I am a fan of Otto and can sing along to all your music or just listen to my listening pleasure.

  5. March 4, 2011 3:05 pm

    Check out these funny, german Half-way Cowboys – and his “Sauerkraut-Banjo”!

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=49105173

    (the incredible,good lookin Banjo-Picker its Me!) ….lol…

  6. June 10, 2011 9:36 pm

    James Otto is a just great country music! I love his music and writing style. Very inspirational. I’m a huge fan.

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