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A Soul-Packed Release from Jeremiah McKinley

If you're not familiar with the sounds of Jeremiah McKinley, then let us be among the first to introduce you because he just released an album that bears a lot of soul and plenty of heart but does so with a massive persona and character that help drive everything to a point where you feel attached to these songs.

The hot mess album definitely feels like a personal one and throughout its course you can really paint these vivid pictures in your head because sometimes lyrics are so descriptive that it lets you do just that.

One of the things I really love about this record is this energy that it captures as if everything was recorded live on the floor, and I think that this is because it feels like the performances are feeding off of each other.

So, you have this massive energy that bounces back and forth throughout the record, and you have Jeremiah upfront doing these soulful vocals and just laying it out there in such a way that you can get sucked right into everything.

And the coolest thing about it is that every aspect of this record has that same soul. It's not just the vocals, it's those guitars it's the way the drumming comes through, and so much more.

There are a lot of aspects that make these tracks feel alive and breathing. They sway and swell.

You get this southern blues rock infusion with all the songs on this record and they each have a little bit of a different persona or story to tell.

That element of rawness comes through as well and again, maybe this comes back to that live energy but either way it's got a certain feeling that comes with it and that at times can even feel cinematic.

This was created by someone who has a true love for what he does and probably loves guitar as much as he loves singing because those two things seem to go hand in hand on this record.

There is this old soul aspect to the release like you're sitting with someone that's an elder and listening to them tell you stories.

They've got your attention and you're listening to everything they're saying to the point where you can feel it in your bones.

I miss records like this because it has the ability to wrap itself around you and keep you right where it wants to, which is something that you don't hear all that often anymore.

Another thing is that the album is better off listening to as an entire album.

I know, we live in a single-based society and people's attention spans have shortened. Don't get me wrong, there are a handful of songs on this record that stand out as singles and would do super well but listening to the record from beginning to end is an experience.

When was the last time you had a full experience listening to an album or an EP.

It's like watching a good movie or reading a good book.

The songs are like chapters, and you can escape into them before coming back to your own reality again.

I think that's what certain kinds of music is meant for even if it's just for the artist.

But if the listener is that kind of person that can get pulled into the record like that, then they too can escape, and I certainly did when listening to this album.

The guitar tones were super on point and just right between harshness and lightness so that everything on the record had this particular balance to it musically.

This is definitely someone to keep an eye out for and look forward to whatever they're releasing next because if it's more of this I'm all about it.

Dive into this one and listen to it from beginning to end if you can and remember where you heard it first.

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