Drifting through fleeting successful moments of power-pop penmanship only to make even the most obvious of rhymes seem forced on Give Me A Call, Wells can’t help but leave listeners to try 'to make sense of it all.' Despite the promise hinted at on songs like Falling Back, the end result sees Scattered falling resoundingly short.
While Jackson Wells may have something to say to his generation, the message won’t likely translate for the older listener. Still, the potential is inarguably there. The question is whether or not Wells can skate by on his good looks long enough to fully come into his own. In today’s market, we’d say the odds are in his favor.