For those who like sincerity in lyrics and delivery of a song, the debut release of Thor Kristinsson will be a recording that fits into their listening collection. “Point of No Return” sets the tone with its angst-ridden message of regret. The title cut combines strong vocals with a heavy backdrop of rock-infused rhythm. One of my favorite cuts is “Sunny Day”, a bluesy song delivered from the heart, with a classy arrangement, and a driving chorus. Things take a gentler approach with “Smile”, an anthem of hope. “Call” showcases Kristinsson’s vocal range, which has been honed on the stage in an impressive theatrical career. This rock oriented piece is certainly a standout among the playlist. “Life Is Strange” lives up to its name with twists and turns of emotions throughout and “Memories” brings things to a strong conclusion. Running Naked takes the listener on a voyage of life’s highest highs and lowest of lows, with the considerable vocal abilities of Thor Kristinsson guiding the way. This Iceland-born performer now calls Cape Breton home and will be showcasing during the upcoming ECMA conference on March 4th in Sydney.