On My Way





For Ben Kweller's second solo release, the young (yet seasoned) rocker took a back-to-basics approach to the recording, minimizing post-production and laying down all of the tracks basically live. Working with Ethan Johns, who took a similar approach with Ryan Adams on Demolition and more recently, with Kings Of Leon on their debut, Youth And Young Manhood, Ben Kweller has created a stripped-down rock & roll record with a ton of character. On On My Way, Kweller continues to showcase his songwriting prowess and mastery of the witty, fun and infectiously catchy pop song. Expect less crunchy guitars and a more down home American feel to this record as compared to his last though. Going back to the stripped-down thing, there's not much more than guitar, bass, drums, and piano (sometimes) on the album, but there's still a great balance between the up-tempo rockers like "I Need You Back" and "The Rules" and the slow, introspective chill-out tunes like "On My Way" and "Living Life." On My Way will only add to BK's already growing base of adoring fans. The youth of today still have hope because of people like Ben Kweller who can show them that cool outfits and rock jumps can only take a band so far. Though only in his early twenties, it's clear that Ben Kweller will be a life-long musician. We need more of those.

Ben Kweller
ATO/RCA

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On My Way