Before we get to the meat of it, know that despite the free use of [Explicit] all over the track list. Only one song has a profanity and that is track six. It is littered with the F-bomb, but because the song is so good, it works.
All I'm saying is don't let that curb your interest or use that as a reason to overlook the album. You'll be sorry if you do.
A Watched Pot is an album that Bleu has been working on for several years and has finally made it to our hands. When you hit play, you'll find a solid mix of musical styles and moods with top notch production quality all carried by the wide range, strength and solid tone of Bleu's voice. Each tune is a nugget of aural goodness.
Bleu's influences like the Beatles, Jeff Lynne (ELO), Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys and others is evident but not so much that it sounds as though he recreating their sound or copying their various styles. He uses those influences subtly so that his own gifts come through and shine brightly.
I'll resist going through each tune to tell you about what you'll hear. you can listen to the samples above and get an idea of what the album is. And if you do that, you'll find a sample isn't enough. You'll miss some excellent songwriting (Save Me, Come 'n Go, No Such thing as Love...others), cleaver chord progressions (Come 'n go), powerful classic Motown styled rhythms (Kiss Me), an awesome duet with Sandra McCracken (When The Lights Go Out), the simplicity of a good, solid song (Go) and more.
All in all, if you skip over A Watched Pot, you'll miss a great album. Who wants that?