If you are a fan of bands such as Never Shout Never and A Rocket To The Moon, solo artist Zeke Duhon is sure to become your new favorite performer. Just a single listen to his songs and the well thought out lyrical content, and one can only be amazed at the very fact that Zeke Duhon is only 16-years-old. His debut recording Eric’s Marine is a short collection of five songs that will tug at the heartstrings while providing a good deal of hope and enlightenment. For his young age, this kid writes with a good deal of depth and perception.
First up is the straight up rockin’ tones of the cleverly titled Jobsareforpeoplewhocantfish, whose wistful ideas of escape are wondrous to behold. Paper Cut is filled with the bitter melancholy of examining a flawed relationship, and the heartbreak of final realization that many will be able to relate with. YourHitSong provides the perfect follow-up – a song of empowerment for the broken hearted. Eric’s Marine, the title cut, is a powerful tune about those three magical words many butts a lifetime to express, sung with sincere passion and conviction.
The Writer And The Poet concludes the EP, once again showing the depth and wonder of Zeke Duhon’s impressive compositions. These songs are tremendously moving and effective, and should gain their creator a good deal of attention beyond the confines of his Myspace page.
Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Zeke Duhon writes songs that transcends the current trends and should definitely have a shelf life long after bands like Never Shout Never run their course. Eric’s Marine is all about difficult choices and the complexity of personal relationships – subjects that are understood oh, so well by this 16-year-old troubadour. It will be exciting to see what the future has in store for Zeke Duhon – as it’s pretty obvious he has varied influences that go well beyond the current musical trends.