Teddy Geiger: not so underage

Teddy Geiger pleased television audiences as a finalist on VH1’s “In Search of the New Partridge Family.” And with his debut CD “Underage Thinking” in stores, he is sure to please pop fans everywhere.

At the mere age of 17, Geiger is a singer, songwriter and actor. The CBS television show “Love Monkey,” in which Geiger played an up-and-coming singer, was cancelled only weeks before the release of his CD. Geiger, however, has a bright future in the eclectic sounds of his CD, all of which came from his own hand. He has been writing since he was 8 years old.

While many compare him to Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw, and any solo artist who plays an instrument and writes his own music, Geiger has his own sound that cannot be compared to any of the mentioned artists. He has a voice of youth entangled with lyrics that talk about things far beyond his 17 years.

Geiger’s first single, “For You I Will √¢?” Confidence” draws attention on both television and radio, and for good reason. With the charm of a pop song and familiar themes, it wins the hearts of girls and also gives them something to relate to. It is the most pop-sounding the CD gets. This song begins to show how Geiger has experienced things normal 17-year-olds do not.

He is not the average teenager and “For You I Will √¢?” Confidence” is just the tip of the iceberg.

The first track of the CD is “These Walls.” This song proves that Geiger is not just a passing fad and that he can reach a dual audience of men and women. The song is about getting back on your feet after a breakup.

The chorus of the song universalizes the message, “Cause everybody tries to put some love on the line / And everybody feels a broken heart sometimes / And even when I’m scared I have to try to fly / Sometimes I fall; But I’ve seen it done before/ I got to step outside these walls.”

A brilliant display of Geiger’s ability to write both music and lyrics is the song, “Seven Days Without You.” It is a somber piece about missing a loved one. “There’s one love in a lifetime / Our two hearts of a kind / These three reasons you’ll be mine / Four and five and six are through / Seven days without you.” Though the lyrics seem simple, the way they are mixed together with the instrumentals creates a mood of longing.

In a flip-flop of the title of the album, the song “Thinking Underage,” like the rest of the CD, approaches the theme in a serious manner. Geiger does not joke around with his music. This includes an apology to “Mom and Dad” in the chorus: “Forgive me- if the music makes you sad.”

This CD gets at the core of Geiger. You see the adult in him that still has room to grow, but has seen the world.

Geiger has proven himself to be a triple threat in the entertainment industry with the release of “Underage Thinking.”

Audiences across the country should expect great things from this artist on the rise.