Stereo Stickman E.P Review
“The songs throughout Infinite Potential are unpredictable, and that’s the best thing about them. The sound is enjoyable, easy to relax to, well produced, but all the while maintaining that real, live sound. The title of this release itself offers a touch of insight as to the drive behind the songs, and as they each present themselves, this infinite potential, these infinite possibilities, are highlighted again and again.”
Sleeping Bag Studios - E.P Review
“...There really is Infinite Potential with his limitless imagination...the rhythm work is right on the money, but it’s the way that the lead guitar melody finds itself wandering around brilliantly in this tune that really worked for me.(Blue Dream)...I think he’s got some of the strongest hooks on the EP, best moments for vocals and certainly most imaginative guitars in the mix here.(Bet)...Melody-wise and music-wise, it’s definitely one of the strongest cuts on the record.(It's Over)...I think he’s got an incredible amount of skill and insightful ways of finding his rhythm & groove in the vocal-flows & music throughout the entire EP...”
Artist Reach - E.P Review
Acoustic, eclectic, and an edge you never saw coming.
As a guitarist myself, I must say, this is an artist that knows his way around a fretboard. From start to finish, we get some of the most full sounding, detailed, and innovative guitar chords that turn progressions more into compositions with Nate Utley‘s “Infinite Potential” EP.
But it’s so much more than that. It’s beyond your run-of-the-mill contemporary acoustic-infused solo record. We have twists, turns, and genre-bending we have yet to hear come from this type of acoustic-based approach.
His opening track “Blue Dream” is very nostalgic, and showcases Utley‘s fully-detailed guitar parts along with his perfectly mid-ranged vocal melodies as well. He makes great use of multi-layers and dualing-vocals as well, demonstrating different angles of his defining factors as a songwriter, guitarist, and lyricist altogether.
The next track, “What Up”, with a more darker edge to the guitar measures, is one of my favorites off the EP. But this is where you begin to hear something completely different. And his track “Bet” touches on this as well. We get the same dynamic guitar riffs, but add in some Hip Hop and Reggae to the mix; both in the beats that drive the song forward, the rhythmic rhyming schemes, and lyrical content that pieces it all together. It’s straight Hip Hop laced acoustic-infusion that is merciless, brilliant, and brings out a whole new realm to the genre altogether. It’s one of the best mixes I’ve heard in a long time.
The same goes for tracks “Its over” and “Blowtorch”. Songs that start subtle, but delve into the same chemistry you’ve heard thus far. Utley‘s Jack Johnson style vocals definitely add to the raw and original factors to this EPs spectrum. It sings and speaks volumes, with moments of intensity, and always with perfectly executed textures with Utley‘s mastered craft of songwriting, and with an indie-lover’s production value.
Overall, the likability factors of this EP are supercharged and relentlessly high. It’s a chillout-album with elements of something raw and original in every way. If you want some new food for the ear, then Nate Utley delivers it beautifully with “Infinite Potential”.
-Justyn Brodsky (Artist Reach)
Beach Sloth - E.P Review
“Nate Utley proves to be an exceptional storyteller on the passionate “Infinite Potential”. The vocals nicely merge the singer-songwriter tradition alongside a playful take on hip-hop. Sung straight from the heart the songs linger in the mind long, with tales of breakups, partying, and meaningful friendships.”