For an artist who has built a comfortable career on well-written, introspective pop tunes, Scott Krippayne reaches down deep for his sixth studio album.

For an artist who has built a comfortable career on well-written, introspective pop tunes, Scott Krippayne reaches down deep for his sixth studio album. "Gentle Revolution" weaves together varied musical textures, some bluesy, others straight-ahead pop and some with a light, airy feel. "Lyin'," with its collision of hand claps, edgy guitars and pristine keyboards, demonstrates a sophisticated rock sensibility. Musically, the album is a rich and varied repast, but it's the lyrical depth that will most touch listeners. Krippayne's tunes run the gamut from the playfulness of "Renee," which recounts his imaginary conversation with actress Renee Zellweger (penned after a star sighting at a Starbucks in Hollywood) to the poignant poetry of "Shadow on the Sun." Other highlights include the thought-provoking "In the Name of God," the buoyant "Alive Again" and the catchy title tune.—DEP

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