Liam Titcomb's the kind of artist you want to hate. He's good-looking, he signed a major-label deal when he was in his early teens, he's got a guitar-slinging father, and now, at only 20, he's released his sophomore record. It's easy to chalk up his success to nepotism, but after listening to his music you'll see that he's got a lot more going on than connections.
Like his self-titled debut, Can't Let Go is full of folk-rock love tunes. But it's not all cheesy. With the amped-up See Rock City kicking things off, Titcomb shows a newfound edge, while Can-rock lovers will lose their shit over the rollicking single, 11:30. True, a few misguided moments, like the sappy acoustic ballad Love Can, prove that Titcomb's still just a kid.
Liam Titcomb plays the El Mocambo Saturday (June 16).