Ringo Starr – Zoom In EP

You, me, and everyone we know already know Ringo Starr. He might have birthed the term ‘The Ringo’ by being the fourth-best member of The Beatles, but that’s the...
Ringo Starr - Zoom In EP
7.1 Universal
2021 
Ringo Starr - Zoom In EP

You, me, and everyone we know already know Ringo Starr. He might have birthed the term ‘The Ringo’ by being the fourth-best member of The Beatles, but that’s the best band in the world. He’s also the cheeriest of the Fab Four, still putting two fingers up for “peace and love,” still playing the songs you want to hear with his All-Starr Band. His Zoom In EP is just a small slice of his sunshine, very peace & love, but if Ringo ain’t backing peace & love, who could?

Every one of the five songs on Zoom In are cheery uplift, sweet to the point of saccharine, but you can tell that Ringo means it. He has a torch song about going out in “Here’s To the Nights”, goofy good times with “Teach Me To Tango”, and even a reggae song that’s a tribute to reggae in “Waiting For the Tide To Turn”. None of them are “Octopus’s Garden” by any means, hardly necessary, but can’t help but put a smile on your face, even in these times.

Seemingly a COVID release created because he’s latest All-Starr tour has been delayed two years in a row (now set for summer of 2022), it’s just nice that Ringo Starr is still very much Ringo Starr.

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