Fresh: The Definition
by Noel Gourdin
Released: Apr 2011
Label: Mass Appeal Entertainment/eOne Music
On his second album, Fresh: The Definition, Noel Gourdin reaffirms his commitment to monogamous long-term relationships, no matter the difficulties. On "Beautiful" he swears off derogatory terms against women, and he promises his high school sweetheart that he'll work to "Save Our Love." He likes "Sex in the City," too, but he knows that it's only one element of romance. Though Fresh's adult contemporary arrangements offer few surprises, save for the throwback gem "Not Around," Gourdin's vocal performance and songwriting make us believe in the power of love, too.