The first thing you notice about Riley Pearce is his voice, which dances oddly between both Ben Howard and Bob Dylan. It seems the world will now forever have an overwhelming influx of young, talented singer/songwriters, and as such it will be continually difficult for these artists to make a name for themselves. That is unless, they allow their music to mature at young age.
Pearce has managed to achieve what it took Ben Howard two albums to achieve; a developed and more refrained approach to songwriting, making use of sustained and withheld crescendos. To develop this so early on means that there shouldn’t be much stopping Pearce from building a solid career.