This album for Samuel Jacks is a celebration of recovery, which can be a long road and continue to imprint itself throughout your life. The storytelling ability that bleeds from Samuel is a massive highlight to this album, in addition Samuel spent time in Johannesburg during his childhood where he soaked up the vibrant tones of Blue Motown, so this album promises to be something every unique.
Samuel has been very busy during the last couple of years performing at big festivals and hearing his music on T.V shows like Shameless and Nashville, so let’s jump right in and witness with our ears the collection of emotion and feelings of a journey of advantage of heartbreak that is this album from Samuel.
The first track, Trouble, is a soft flowing song that bubbles with the soulful rough tones of Samuel’s voices which have a reminiscence of the wonderful artist Rag and Bone man. ‘Trouble’ is constructed like a rock solid mansion house, with all the right components and a flash of richness.
Then the album enters the heartbreak stage, you are hit with the braveness with which Samuel is willing to bare so openly to the listener, the lyrics of the songs ‘Let you go’, ‘Gonna be alright’ and ‘Closer’ draw you in. Classy soulful suitable sombre instrumentals, then when ‘Closer’ takes hold you find yourself closing your eyes and you’re transported to a virtual room which is filled with Samuel and a choir and their absorbing vocals.
‘Real Love’ is the closing track, a proper pop radio record which brings you full circle back to the opening track of ‘Trouble’, maybe these two songs are the standouts if you feel in the mood to have a dance and pick me up.
Written By Kess Anthony