The Bottom Line
This single is not perfect, but it is a fine introduction to a new talent well worth watching. Teddy Geiger is only 17, but he radiates a performance comfort and lyrical sophistication beyond his years. Teenage hearts will melt, and pop songwriters will be impressed.
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- Sweetly romantic and sophisticated lyrics
- Warm, engaging voice
- Performing charisma
- Musically simple
- Simple, guitar and drums based, melody
- Earnestly romantic lyrics and vocal delivery
- Memorable chorus
Guide Review - Teddy Geiger - For You I Will (Confidence)
17-year-old Teddy Geiger risks getting buried in the current wave of singer-songwriters led by the likes of James Blunt and Daniel Powter. However, the unique lyrics and unabashed romance of his first single "For You I Will (Confidence)" is likely to find him a place in the hearts of many teenage fans. Musically, the song is relatively simplistic, but the chorus "I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have / And cannon ball into the water / I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have / For you I will" is singular and sinks in easily. It will resonate with young adults as well as teens.
Teddy Geiger first appeared on the national pop culture scene as a finalist in VH-1's reality show In Search of the Partridge Family. He could have easily sunk back into post-reality show anonymity, but, fortunately for Geiger, he was discovered by musician/producer Billy Mann who has shepherded his career forward.
"For You I Will (Confidence)" has produced an initial strong splash for Teddy Geiger. The single helped propel the album Underage Thinking to a strong top 10 debut. Geiger is a teen artist with the talent to expand his fan base beyond fellow teenagers. Pop music fans should look forward to watching his career unfold.