Seven years in the making, Smitten is eleven tracks of meticulously-crafted power pop bliss. It’s as if Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren, Burt Bacharach, and The Beach Boys decided to lock themselves in a recording studio for the better part of a decade to see what would happen.
[Smitten is] a timeless, understated gem from an undiscovered pop savant.
[The Simple Carnival] concocts his songs as the current undisputed master of the pop genre.
Boller crafts great songs and then has the techno-know-how to work magic on them in his studio. And man oh man…what a voice. Pop fans will go nuts over the harmonies here. [Smitten] is bursting at the seams with superb melodies and creative arrangements…Eleven tracks of pure pop perfection. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
The Simple Carnival was active from 2001 to 2017 and no longer has a social media presence. However, you can follow Jeff Boller (the main person behind The Simple Carnival) on Twitter.