When Preston performs he really knows how to give the audience exactly what they want and the some, providing a mixture of high energy and humor, Presont is definitely a promising artist!
Preston's Bio in his own words :
"I come from a suburban town in Pa which is actually where I still live now and where I recorded and produced my first album Inside Sky. I've always liked singing and dancing when I was a small child, but I really got into music when I was about 18. I started off as a dj with my friend in a night club called 814 where I would play other peoples music, my friend had this computer loop program called Acid Music which I completely became enamored with and we would make a few techno songs for the club. I decided that if I could record my songs I could use Acid Music as the production tool!
The music that I want to create is a mix of pop/punk music and techno production. I really like a lot of styles of music and I like to try to incorporate that in my music as much as possible!
My inspirations range pretty wildly as well, I love artists like Madonna, Elvis, Cyndi Lauper, and BT. Other things inspire me as well like Cirque Du Soleil and just about anything else that I find creative."
In the dark techno rock song "Going Gaga", Preston croons about lust and infatuation while the ethereal yet danceable title track "Inside Sky" not only shows off his high notes and poetic lyrics, but also acts as the central message of this album. The song is about a world where people are negative, frightened, and jaded and that this can make people feel isolated or "...trapped inside the sky". This is not the only song where Preston expresses feelings of isolation, for example the introspective dark "Forsaken" and the refreshingly comedic pop song "Social Disease", like two different sides of the same coin, relay messages of isolation.
Preston's anger peaks in the song "Real" singing with a punk edge about finding something, or rather someone with substance. "Process", which is a song where Preston admits that he has made mistakes, though albeit not proud of them, sings about learning to accept them as part of human nature. Supporting that song in a different way is the retro techno song "Full Circle" which is about Prestons growth and maturation through life.
In the quirky techno song "20 Questions" Preston tells a story about someone asking redundant questions while having a more specific question, while we the audience are left to our own imaginations. "I Could Lose Myself" is a psychedelic pop song about feeling empty and filling the void with utter confusion and pointlessness. With the song "Impatient" a truer title could not have been uttered, the fact that it is the shortest song denotes a bit of impulsiveness in Prestons character.
Arguably one of the best songs on this album is the world influenced and hauntingly sung "Closed Eyes" which is about living life but missing the obvious "signs" of other people's emotions. This is explored through two scenarios, one about a girl who is tired of being ignored by her lover so she leaves and the other about a boy who is really depressed to the point he "prays to God for his soul to take" and because God has not taken his life he has "lost his faith" and cries himself to sleep.
In the Spanish inspired rock song, "Wake Up" he sings about inspiring people to fix their lives, recover, and live life to its fullest, this could possibly be the most positive song on the album.
The ambient ballad/anthem "Who You Are", is about someone looking at the mirror and wishing they could change their differences, while Preston sings to console this person by saying what other people think do not matter, if you perceive yourself with confidence and strength you can do anything. This song seems sung from experience.
Michelle B. devoted fan and friend.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Going Gaga
3. 20 Questions
5. Wake Up
6. Inside Sky
7. I could Lose Myself
8. Social Disease
9. Closed Eyes
10. Full Circle
13. Who You Are