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Comfortable

by Steven Bergman
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Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
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Rising Broadway and television star, Tituss Burgess, has released his debut full-length album, "Comfortable." The release contains ten original songs by the versatile tenor best known for his appearances as "D’Fwan" on the NBC series, "30 Rock" and "Sebastian" in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid."

From the opening track, "Stop Calling Me," Burgess instantly proves himself a soulful stylist with an impressive vocal range. "Stop Calling Me" is a funk-grooved homage to the 1970’s music of Stevie Wonder, and sets a high bar for this release. Burgess tones it down effectively with "Glass Ceiling," a mid-tempo tune reminiscent of Seal’s work. Other highlights with the potential for commercial success include the energetic, "It’s Over," the 50’s tinged, "Pick Up, and the dance-oriented, "You Outta Me." The title track is a deeply introspective look at Burgess wanting to feel "comfortable in my own skin."

Lyrically, relationship-based expressions dominate the album, several of which contain "phone" and "calling" references, reinforcing Burgess’ look at connections across time and feelings.

A cover of "For All We Know" is included as a Bonus Track, recorded live at B.B. King’s. Burgess has performed with major symphonies throughout the country, and can also be heard on "Keys: The Music of Scott Alan," "This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt," "Love on a Summer Afternoon: The Songs of Sam Davis," and "Schoolhouse Rock: Earth."

"Comfortable"
Tituss Burgess
CD and digital formats

Steven Bergman is a Composer / Playwright / Performing Arts Educator based outside of Boston, MA.

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