Something Worth Saving

Something Worth Saving

by Gavin DeGraw


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The sixth studio long-player from the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, Something Worth Saving sees Gavin DeGraw treading familiar ground, but with the easy yet cocksure gait of a pop pro. DeGraw's big, soulful, and elastic voice remains his biggest asset, and it helps to elevate some of the album's less inspired numbers, specifically the paint-by-numbers opener/single "She Sets the City on Fire." With that bit of Fun.-aping, romantic comedy trailer bait out of the way, DeGraw is able to flex his songwriting chops a bit, beginning with the sultry "You Make My Heart Sing Louder," a bluesy, midtempo come-hither banger that finds the sweet spot between the club and the ride home. Elsewhere, the subtle electro-folk gem "Kite Like a Girl" invokes late-'70s Paul Simon by way of Ed Sheeran, the bouncy "Anaalee" flirts with classic Motown and soul in a sort of "Come on Eileen" way, and the punchy "How Lucky Can a Man Get" suggests that DeGraw spent his formative years absorbing more than his fair share of classic rock radio -- the title track/closer is a genuine lighter ballad. As per usual, DeGraw, like a 21st century Huey Lewis, delivers everything with an amiable, everyman gusto, and it's that penchant for workmanlike listener inclusiveness that ultimately makes Something Worth Saving worth dropping the needle on.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2016
Label: Rca
UPC: 0889853585328
catalogNumber: 535853
Rank: 101372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gavin DeGraw   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Aaron Heick   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Jamie Muhoberac   Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Butch Walker   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
John Shanks   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeff Kievit   Trumpet
Dave Bassett   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gregg Wattenberg   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Lucy Woodward   Background Vocals
Mattias Johansson   Violin
Johan Carlsson   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Alex Venguer   Horn Engineer
Mattias Bylund   Strings
Todd Clark   Background Vocals
Derek Fuhrmann   Background Vocals
Mark Stepro   Drums
Gunnar Olsen   Drums
Jason Bell   Background Vocals
Michael Engstrom   Bass
Jordan Miller   Background Vocals
David Bukovinszky   Celli
Jason Saenz   Background Vocals
Dylan Shanks   Trombone
Ricky Reed   Bass,Guitar
Jungen B. Linderholm   Celli

Technical Credits

Rob Mathes   Horn Arrangements
Butch Walker   Programming,Producer
John Shanks   Composer,Producer
Dave Bassett   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer,Engineer,drum programming
Gavin DeGraw   Composer,Producer
Johan Carlsson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Todd Clark   Composer,drum programming
Eric Frederic   Composer
Paul Lamalfa   Programming,Engineer
Jeff Schulz   Art Direction
Peter Karlsson   Vocal Producer
Sam Holland   Engineer
Cory Bice   Engineer
Jason Saenz   Composer
Todd Stopera   Engineer
Ricky Reed   Programming,Producer
Ethan Shumaker   Engineer
Jeremy Lertola   Engineer
Mike Adubato   Engineer,drum programming

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