From the fast-paced Forward Motion, which makes one heck of a live track, the album is interesting, and it easily stays interesting all through. Single candidates like Count Me Out, Tell Me It’s Over, Next In Line and Bonfire have great choruses and have a sound that you can easily recognize. The songs are played with energy and intensity and that only makes them stronger.
Meese also shows a softer side on songs like Taking The World On, The Medicine and Movie Screens. And they do that just as well. The songs all fit together well, which is both a strength and a weakness for this album. It really feels as one package, one album, but after many listens some of the songs are in risk of starting to sound quite similar. If you’re afraid of that, however, I would suggest you check out the live versions of these songs, which is where Meese shines even more. They are very good at getting the full potential out of the songs when they take them on stage.
“Broadcast” is a strong debut, and Meese shows they are making a play for the big leagues. With this enthusiasm and radio-friendly approach it will most definitely pave the way for a breakthrough in the near future. With top songs like Tell Me It’s Over, Taking The World On, Say You’re OK and Bonfire, Meese is ready to become a pretty big player in the mainstream and alternative pop scene.