Make a Move

Make a Move

by Gavin DeGraw
     
 

Stuck in a netherworld of near-hits, Gavin DeGraw decided it was time to make a bold move for his fifth album, broadening his soul-inflected rock on Make a Move. The change is apparent from the start, when the lead single "Best I Ever Had" stomps to a beat borrowed from folk-rockers the Lumineers and the title track struts like See more details below

Overview

Stuck in a netherworld of near-hits, Gavin DeGraw decided it was time to make a bold move for his fifth album, broadening his soul-inflected rock on Make a Move. The change is apparent from the start, when the lead single "Best I Ever Had" stomps to a beat borrowed from folk-rockers the Lumineers and the title track struts like Maroon 5. After that, Make a Move settles down a bit, returning to the loping classic rock gait that brought DeGraw fame ten years prior. He still flirts with the present -- "Need" is a cool, slick piece of Europop; "Every Little Bit" and "Different for Girls" demonstrate that either he or his producers have been listening to the savvy new wave appropriations of Bruno Mars -- and these modern fashions fit him well, but he seems most comfortable whenever he's sticking closest to the sounds that made him, whether it's the crunching closer "Leading Man" or a ballad as sweet and simple as "I'm Gonna Try." It is to his credit that Make a Move doesn't seem incoherent as it flits between his past and present; he's a smooth operator, happy to sell these songs with a smile, eager to see them climb up the charts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0887654183620
catalogNumber:
541836
Rank:
7569

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gavin DeGraw   Primary Artist,Piano
Richard Dodd   Cello
Eric Kellogg   Vocals
Butch Walker   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Valerie Pinkston   Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
Kevin Rudolf   Organ,Strings,Keyboards
Lauren Chipman   Viola
Martin Johnson   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Stepro   Drums
Jake Sinclair   Bass
Benjamin Levin   Vocals
Section Quartet   Strings
Brandon Paddock   Bass
Jeff Halatrax   Guitar,Drums
Dan Omelio   Vocals
Ammar Malik   Vocals
Julien Emery   Bass,Guitar
David Brook   Vocals
Alex Bilo   Bass,Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Gehringer   Mastering
David Hall   Engineer
Tim Roberts   Engineer
Butch Walker   Producer
Rob Murray   Engineer
Eric Gorfain   String Arrangements
Emily Wright   Vocal Producer
Noel Zancanella   Producer
Julian Emery   Composer
Robopop   Producer
Gavin DeGraw   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer
Kevin Rudolf   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Producer
David Hodges   Composer
Martin Johnson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kyle Moorman   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
James Hockley   Pro-Tools
Benny Blanco   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Jake Sinclair   Engineer
Smith Carlson   Engineer
Busbee   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jim Irvin   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Brandon Paddock   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Jeff Halatrax   Additional Production
Dan Omelio   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation
Ammar Malik   Composer
Chris Sclafani   Engineer
Julien Emery   Programming,Producer,Engineer
DreZa   Producer
Alex Bilo   Additional Production

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