Bleu Moon | Critic's Pick | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Music News

Bleu Moon

Too many musical dramas start off promisingly but putrefy into self-pity sessions. Boston¹s Bleu (a.k.a. William James McAuley III) goes beyond the pale, opting for eloquent songs that steer clear of singer-songwriter redundancy. At times, Bleu¹s voice resembles that of Styx¹s Dennis DeYoung, even though it floats over pop songs that don¹t suck. Sure, his music, which has landed him five Boston Awards nominations and an appearance on the Spider-Man soundtrack, is perfectly capable of ruining junior high school girls¹ mascara. (Case in point: His ³Somebody Else² nearly became the theme song for WB tube-filler Smallville.) But don¹t interpret this as kiddie pop. First making his entrance into the Beantown scene in 1999 with, of all things, a freakin¹ Christmas record (A Bing Bang Holidang), Bleu followed up with 2000¹s Headroom, which earned him New England radio airplay and perked the ears of Columbia Records, which later signed him. Now set to release the fiery Redhead, his big-label debut, Bleu is seeking a national audience, and, given his penchant for wearing Long Island tuxedos on-stage, perhaps a spot in a Levi¹s or Gap ad.
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Omar Perez

Latest Stories