Pro surfer turned troubadour Timmy Curran is clearly inspired by Jack Johnson and his mix of mellow beach-pop and environmental activism. At the same time, Verses reveals some clear differences. First, there's Curran's Christian faith, which colors the album's lyrical themes, particularly on "Believe" and "Maker." What's more, Curran sounds far less American. A good chunk of Verses reflects his love for Coldplay-inspired alt-pop.