...With a little help from Harper, G. Love and Grant Lee Phillips, Frankenreiter discovers new areas of musical expression on Pass It Around. The Slacker Soul style can be found here as well as other examples that he’s making strides at carving out his own musical identity. The single, "Life, Love & Laughter," displays this ability. Supported by an amiable hook and assisted from a loose band-driven arrangement, the song gains added depth with a theme that extols the yoga-like virtues of concentrating on the here and now. It’s followed by "Too Much Water," which relies on a breezy pop foundation, ala Ed Harcourt, while "Your Heart" has an endearing pop quality with a twist provided by mariachi horns. And although the music scene doesn’t need another number that can become an easy marijuana reference, he is clever enough on the title track to go beyond another ode to toking and turn it into a statement that supports a THC-free life as being equal to those who do imbibe.
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