Released in 2001, Fearless is the second solo album from former Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn, who has one of the absolute finest voices in rock music.
Fearless showcases a more mature Danny Vaughn. His voice is as warm and powerful as ever, but the songs have a well-written, more mature rock/adult contemporary/almost country at times style than his previous work in Tyketto. These are the kinds of songs that, with Vaughn's incredible voice, should have had him playing on radio stations all over the country. Of course we all know that will never happen, so those of us who own this album can feel like a privileged few, and will do what we can to spread the word.
I like this album a lot, but while I can recognize and appreciate the more mature style, I also can't help but miss the catchier, more melodic approach that won me over with Tyketto. Fortunately Vaughn jumped back into that style in a big way with his 2004 project From the Inside.
Fearless may scare off hard rock fans, but it's the kind of album that should appeal to a much wider audience than it will ultimately receive. Serious Danny Vaughn fans will of course add this to their collections. I haven't been able to say no to one of the man's albums yet!