Former lead singer of The Academy Is..., William Beckett has produced a debut EP of pop gems that sound like a mix of Journey, fun., and Beck. I never listened to The Academy Is... so I have no point of reference for Beckett's previous work, which may be a good thing. Going into Walk the Talk with zero expectations helped me enjoy what really is a fantastic little EP. The EP opens with "Compromising Me" (see below) which AP described as "the best country electro-pop song Beck never wrote," which is completely true. Next is the swaggering dance of "Girl, You Should Have Been a Drummer" followed by the almost Jackson 5-esque anthem "Oh, Love!" (which he should seriously perform as a medley or mashup with "I Want You Back"). The EP closes out with "You Never Give Up" a haunting ballad.
Overall Walk the Talk is an excellent debut EP. These are songs that I could easily see becoming huge hits or at the very least covered on Glee.
Thanks to Alternative Press for the find.