Sing It Hasselhoff: Feltbeats (Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy)

by Marie Carney on April 21, 2009

Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

I am a sucker for actor albums. I have no control of the sick curiosity and need to either further worship (Zooey Deschanel) or further ridicule (everyone else) said actor for their musical exploits. Needless to say when I saw this EP by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) I HAD to hear it.  “Time Well Spent” has been out for about a year, but I just stumbled accross it last week.  Little did I know it would have me going “Aw! It’s Draco!” while watching the new Harry Potter trailer.

Expecting something awful and self-absorbed in the vein of fellow Harry Potter alum Robert Pattison’s recent exploits (see the wretched Twilight soundtrack), I was pleasantly surprised to get a sweet EP of teenage boy and guitar. He certainly isn’t the talent of his generation, but if you like quirky acoustic british singer songwriters this is right up your alley.

Though charming to the nth degree, this EP is not without it’s faults. Tom Felton’s voice could best be described as full of character: pitchy and out of control, but by the third song you don’t really notice anymore. The songwriting needs some maturing as well; it is obvious that it is done by a teenager. Out of five songs, two of them have prominent lines about holding hands. There are also recurring themes of sitting under the stars, kissing and driving around in a car. Deep it is not. But has an artist ever suffered from having a strong teenage point of view? Isn’t that what rock and roll was built on?

At the very least I would recommend giving Feltbeats a listen if just for the oddness of hearing Draco Malfoy sing love-drenched lines like: “I couldn’t understand why I felt 12 years old holding her hand” in a sugar coated quavering voice. Tom Felton is no Draco Malfoy.

Song to Download: Right Place, Right Time

Low Point: Time Isn’t Healing

Score on the Hasselhoff scale:  Fans exist outside of Germany

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Caroline Hernandez April 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Can we also throw Scarlett Johansson into the ridicule category?

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Marie April 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Yes! I almost used her instead of “everyone else.” It was kind of a toss up between her and Russell Crowe for me…

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Seph August 2, 2009 at 2:59 am

I don’t know but Scarlett’s collab with Peter Yorn seem listenable. I like it actually. I think it’s more difficult for actors to make a crossover to music. The other day we listened to a track that we pretty like then when we found out it was from Leighton Meester, we were kinda embarrassed about it.

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