A throwback to the days of cabaret, Grillo has earned comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, and it’s easy to hear why. He has a rich, resonant voice and a good dose of swagger that commands listeners to pay attention.
On this release, he offers two versions of the title ballad. The second version is slightly bluesier, and clocking in two minutes longer, it allows for some nice solo work by members of the Barry Velleman Quartet.
Sandwiched in between "Lonely" is the song "Get Here," which allows Grillo to showcase his ability to gently swing a number. His smooth, breezy delivery is a nice fit for the song that is perfect for late-night listening.
Because "Lonely" is an EP, it is more of an appetizer than a meal. Grillo is scheduled to release a full-length CD in early 2005.