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Artist Review: Jason Turner
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To sum it up, we basically get told in the bio that we’re going to get an intense blues rock band, which I’m all for. Influences are listed, including his mom’s job at Malaco being responsible for the gospel influences. Now, while I appreciate all of this information, the structure needs to be cleaned up a little bit. It’s a very, very long page of the life story and struggle. It’s a lot to get through just to care about a singer and his songs, but nonetheless, we can care.
“Hotter Than The Sun” seems like a great title to kick this listening session off with. And you know what? It really is a well done song. It’s not a summer party sun, but a longing song of a lost love. Ahh. That’s a tough pill to swallow. I like it a lot, though if I could change just one little thing it would be to have less of a drag-out on the chorus lines. It hurts the flow and beat you get into as your listening, trying to groove along.
Gah, my volume was up to high and I got smacked in the face with the next one, “Stranger Take Me Home.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Basically, it’s a song about a rough time and needing to forget it. Hell, at least the dude’s honest about it. He’s just singing along to a good guitar backing and telling you what you already know.
“Tonight” sort of sounds like it was recorded in the 80’s at first, and the verse that opens it is a little rocky. The chorus hits a good spot though, bringing on the freedom and party atmosphere that it seems to be going for. The song needs a little polish, but there’s something shiny and great underneath. I wouldn’t mind being the girl he’s singing about, ready to be loud and free.
There is something so incredibly heartwarming about the beat that welcomes us in to “Nothingtown.” It’s very familiar and feels right. The subject of the song is one I think just about anyone can relate to – the need to get out. The only thing I don’t adore are the harmonies, but I can’t place my finger on why. Otherwise, what an awesome track.
“Too Old Now” closes us out on kind of a solemn note, though musically it’s still pretty upbeat. Go figure with country, but you gotta love it. It’s a great, steady closer though, and another one that he could easily reach out to others with.
Well, well, Mr. Jason Turner, you’ve got quite a talent going for you here. Best suggestion I can give is to work with a professional songwriter and shape a couple of these up. But really, the sound is very good, and very solid. I would gladly listen to more of what this guy has to offer.
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