Review by: Justyn Brodsky
Electric, eclectic and blissfully composed, we get a nostalgic feeling from Jonathan Alexander‘s newest EP 17:34.
Combining an older sound with today’s modern production value, Jonathan Alexander presents us with a collection of tracks that explore visceral moods, catchy vocal melodies and dynamic guitar swells with very tastefully effective additives.
His vocal range is perfect for the Indie/Rock approach this record tackles, and carries a voice that could draw comparisons to John Lennon, Chris Martin and Adam Levine. But still an original in his own right. One brilliant thing about this EP though is the versatility of the tracks. Each song has a designated signature sound, but comes at you with different angles.
From the softer atmospheric tones of “Better Off Without You” to the more upbeat and electronically-infused “Light On”, Jonathan showcases his vocal approach and strong songwriting factors with catchy choruses, story-telling lyrics and chorus-like additives that lend blissful vocal textures that give each song an anthemic quality. Each song resonates perfectly with his voice, and the clean guitar parts have enchanting swells that really delve deep into the song structures and overall atmosphere of this EP’s aura.
It’s very rare that an EP with this kind of songwriting quality comes along in this era. There’s nothing convoluted or unnecessary about this record at all – each instrument has its rightful place in every song and the vocal melody choices are intelligently crafted and executed. You can tell that each track has been gone over with a fine tooth comb, and proves that Jonathan Alexander was determined to put out an amazing collection of tracks – which is exactly what he did.
Connect with Jonathan Alexander:
- Website: http://www.ListentoJA.com
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKr1CtHW4XSfpJOKjlJO0Bg?view_as=subscriber
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/JA__Music
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jonathanalexandermusic
- iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/17-34-ep/1438137488?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MusicbyJonathanAlexander
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