Bobby Alu’s new EP Skipping Stones is easy-listening, tropical pop. For some reason, Bruno Mars springs to mind. Perhaps it’s the pleasant voice, or maybe the catchy rhythms.Whatever it is, I feel Bobby is playing it safe. The EP’s second track, ‘Hello’, was easily the better of the two. Alu is laying down those sweet rasta vibes, and the way he deepens his voice (albeit momentarily) is reminiscent of some of Australia’s best blues singers. Jason Mraz fans would love this.