"It's a fairly nondescript release, but sometimes there's nothing wrong with a little vanilla."
Adelaide singer Jesse Davidson's second release is a lounging collection of songs that elude close inspection.
Drowned beneath lazy rhythms and his lackadaisical singing voice, the lyrics here are far from the centre of the show. Instead, the focus of Lizard Boy is on the relaxed musical arrangements from Davidson and his band. Laika and Lagoon both start off with promising space-age synthesiser sounds before dropping off into fairly nondescript jazz grooves, while The Chapel Choir and Will You Find Me explore sparser acoustic arrangements that would complement his songwriting well if it weren't so bland to begin with. It's a fairly nondescript release, but sometimes there's nothing wrong with a little vanilla.