By manner of a beautifully emotive, solo-piano lead, Jennifer Jess weaves a soundscape and story around listeners that poetically and intimately connect for their deeply truthful, personal and revealing nature.
Prior to the release of his brand new album The Past (Romanticized), we were gifted the opportunity to talk in depth with long-time songwriter and artist D.K. Lyons. We discuss the new project, his journey so far as a musician, developing guitar skills, the effects of the pandemic, and plenty more. Here’s how it went. … Continued
“Growing up in a small town like Port Arthur was rough, but I made it with GOD by my side. Little known fact – Port Arthur has a history of music and it influenced me a lot, the Old School vibe.”
Driving with blissful good vibes, a smooth set-up and an equally smooth, soulful performance style, the aptly titled Love Yourself confidently reminds listeners to take good care of themselves and appreciate every new day of life.
S-E-R-E-N-A is a jam, a great rhythm and classic ambiance, natural instrumentation and easy to visualize in a live setting.
There are enough disparate rhythms, unexpected melodic developments and snatched moments of character that help set Dream Catcher apart from a lot of its rivals. It feels authentic and McMillan sells it well.
Forever may be a complex piece, but it flows by in an effortless swathe of colour and skill. It doesn’t sound quite like anything else out there, and yet also sounds familiar. Now that’s a tricky balance to strike, and deserves some recognition.
It’s accomplished and doesn’t require close examination, it’s all about the atmosphere and Believe It has it in spades. Timeless, distracting, lovely.
“My plan of action going forward is just to make the best out of these circumstances and stay true to myself as an artist. I hope that we can all come back together and enjoy the atmosphere live music creates in 2021.”
Perhaps one of their most simple yet subsequently memorable, recognizable singles to date, The Keymakers impress as ever but cross over into beautifully uplifting new realms with this powerful release.
In songwriting terms, this reads like a ‘how-to’ example. It’s instant, energetic, feels organic and effortless and is topped off with some cracking vocals. Brilliant fun.
All in all, a fun romp through an unusual lyrical idea that tells a clear narrative with plenty of pop hooks.