By: Sunil Noronha
Friday, March 03, 2006
In the midst of all the louder, faster, more adrenalin pumping, heartbeat raising music that is being made these days, has gone back to doing the same with only a guitar (all other instruments seem unimportant in his music). Much like his previous two offerings, he has stayed true to his sound. When someone comes up with his only tool of creativity, an acoustic guitar-apart from his lyrics-it is not common to expect him to blow you mind. has not blown our minds away but has certainly strutted his stuff impressively. If you are looking for a place to vent your frustration, you will certainly not find this music impressive at all. It seems like Jack is just singing his song. There is no other intention in making his music. He is not trying to be the best. He is simply doing nothing more than strut his stuff. His intentions have been clear, as they have been in his previous two albums. He is just sitting back and tripping. No statement is being made here. He is not trying to establish his identity-of sorts. All he is doing is doing his thing, no other intentions.
On the artistic side, his third album has a lot more thought put into it when compared to the previous album, much like in his initial album Brushfire Fairytales. He has certainly put more of an effort into his songs-a little more than just doing his thing.
In his recent offering, he has created space for you to come in and relax regardless of what you feel like in your head. No dissipation of what the real world makes you into. Just pure escapism away from it all.
"From Me, It's You"