Got me geeking: these male singers.

Got Me Geeking Holley Trent
I’ve wanted to start a weekly-ish feature for quite a while to talk about the things I just can’t stop thinking about–the things that have me obsessing and trawling in internet for MORE. But, I’ve been kinda busy and blogging has taken the back-burner.

I’m not caught up (not even a little bit) but I’ve got an hour to get this topic out of my mind and onto paper into pixels. So, what’s activating obsessive tendencies in me this week and has me geeking?

The following male singers. These five are absolutely dominating my iTunes playlists lately.

First up, Brandon Urie. He’s the vocal equivalent of hot buttered rum, a thoughtful songwriter, and frontman of Panic! at the Disco. Unfortunately, he has no personality whatsoever. See the evidence here:


Bruno Mars. He’s got swagger. You can see it in his dance moves and hear it in his voice. Hell, you can see it when he’s just standing still. Without fail, his music makes me want to get out of my chair and bust moves I’m too damn old for.

Lots of his songs are geared toward the “grown and sexy” crowd. This one frequently gets repeat-play when I’m plotting out hotter books:


Another Bruno. This time, Aaron Bruno. He’s AWOLNATION‘s singer.

He looks like the all-American boy, but has a guilty, filthy soul, and a mouth like a sailor. He treats the word “motherfucker” as a work of art in the song entitled “MF.” Just listen to that enunciation.


This one’s a two-fer because they’re in the same group – a high tenor and a bass. Austin Brown and Tim Foust from Home Free vocal band (middle and right).

I first heard Home Free in my Pentatonix iHeartRadio channel. They’re a country a capella group and won the last season of The Sing-off. All five guys are exceptional, charismatic performers, but Austin’s got a swoon-worthy quality to his voice, and Tim…well, when Tim hits the bottom of his range, the vibrations from your computer speakers could probably shake your coffee cup off your desk.

Just watch this:


So, that’s what’s got me geeking this week! What about you? Anything you just CAN’T get enough of? Tell me in the comments. Want to geek out in your own post? Just shoot me a line to holley [at] holleytrent [dot] com and put GOT ME GEEKING in the subject line.