Jon Davidson, frontman for the alternative pop band Crown Point and most recently the hard rock band Silversafe, is taking a step into a new direction for his solo career. His third solo album, Tip of the Iceberg, is an electronic/indie/alternative blend project. Having grown up in Michigan, Davidson now resides in Portland, Oregon after living in Israel, Austria, and Russia. Davidson’s songs have been played on over 275 FM stations and he has shared the stage with the likes of Puddle of Mudd and Saliva. He has toured in 45 U.S. states, six Canadian Provinces and five countries. He has even helped produce albums worldwide for other artists and even worked with Jeff Johnson (Nickelback, Default) and Sony Australia’s Russell Stafford on cowriting some songs. Davidson’s popularity really grew when he made appearances on E!, ABC, NBC, and FOX stations. His music has been played on MTV shows and even in some feature films.
The album starts very strong with a wide variety electronic sounds in the tune “Firefly” that is very much like an Owl City song, minus the filtered vocals. “Cost of Love” has an acoustic guitar and bells being the primary instruments with the occasional kick drum that sounds like Finger Eleven’s famous hit “One Thing.” The songs “Automatic Heart” and “More” have a more acoustical base with no electronics with “More” having just Davidson singing acapella backed by just himself on harmonies. The highlight of the album is on the self-titled track “Tip of the Iceberg” that has a great diversity of electronic sounds and rhythms being featured on the synthesizer. The chorus has that catchy “lala-lalala” that can be seen as a great live track and fun enough to sing along to. Overall, Davidson’s album stays away from those common instrumentals seen on electronic albums and tries to give value in full length songs that feel to have been created to be more fulfilling for the listener rather than short brief songs just to lengthen the album time. is