The latest album release from Andrew Jazz gives off a refreshingly honest tonality and approach along with a lush songwriting style that blends contemporary and theatrical genres together with some rock undertones and an energy that feels like a live performance.
The We Didn't Listen album is packed to the brim with a wondrous array of instrumentation giving each song its own vibe as they go through these personal struggles and thoughts in the form of storytelling in such a way, you're almost able to picture vividly the things that are going on in your head.
One of the best things about this record is that it's an album that feels like it's a concept record in a way because the songs have a way of interconnecting with each other and by doing so it almost feels like you are actually listening to songs from a play.
They do have that cinematic sense to them but it's the fact that they are performed with just gusto, and you have everything from live drums, piano, guitar, and violin along with other gorgeous instruments strewn throughout the album.
Is everything such a full-bodied soundscape and each instrument feels like the player behind them are feeding off of each other's energies the entire time though it all gives the songs the feeling of being alive and breathing.
It does have a great energy to it and you're able to step away from your world and into this one for a while which is a wondrous form of escapism and lets you get away from your life for a little bit to hear about another's which is in a way relieving.
These are the kind of songs that feel like it was contrived from things that the artist wanted to say but didn't know how so they became songs, and this is how they got off his chest.
That's the kind of thing that makes for really good songs.
You have this southern touch, an almost Americana feel behind some of them along with folk rock and contemporary that all managed to blend together from song to song and while each song does indeed stand on its own two legs it's meant to be listened to as a whole.
Living in a society that is so single based is no problem but there are some releases like this one, that are meant to be soaked in as an album.
So, if you're going to listen to this one, make sure you have the time and do it with headphones on because it's one of the best ways to listen to it.
You also get that really personal aspect where songs are digging a bit deeper and you feel a little closer to the artist when you hear those because those are the harder ones to let out but at the same time, those are the ones that you relate to the most.
There's nothing about this record that isn't gracefully done, and each song has a different energy to it and a different flow, but they do mend together and have a glue that holds everything to each other.
This release has tons of heart and soul that oozes out of every note and is well worth your time and your playlist so set aside a little bit of that time to listen to this record in full, it's worth it.