Dallas based artist Jonathan Alexander is releasing his brilliant EP on 20th November 2018. Entitled, ’17:34’, the EP is a wonderful collection of 5 songs which give the listener a glimpse into Alexander’s life. Compelling from start to end, this EP is going to be a big hit this winter.
‘17:34’ opens with the song, ‘House On Fire / Smile On Faces’. It has an ambiguous beginning which evolves into a piece of work which is filled with imaginative melodies, luscious lyrics, and formidable instrumentation. The addition to the traditional drum kits lay in the percussion which elevate the song to another level.
We adored, ‘Better Off Without You’, from the piano and acoustic guitar opening to the layered building of instrumentation as the song progresses, this song has been composed brilliantly. The piano sounds like an old upright which is full of character. The main piano part follows the melodic vocal and together they make for an instantaneously recognisable riff.
‘Light On’ features distorted instrumentation and the drums drive the piece along magnificently. Syncopated drums feature on the track, ‘If & When’. These are further complemented with the use of delay and reverb on the double-tracked vocals. Blissful.
We also loved the title track, ‘17:34’. It has a feel which is reminiscent of the Stereophonics. Each part of the instrumentation feeds off of one another and the subtle changes in rhythm, make for a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
All of the songs on the EP have the ability to be released as singles in their own right. They have catchy hooks and memorable melodies which will have you listening to them all day. The standard of the composition and musicianship are so high it blew us away. We could hear these songs standing tall on any playlist, placement in TV and/or film, or being showcased on the radio.
Jonathan Alexander truly is the magic behind ’17:34’. His voice is spot on during all of the songs and his tones will have you reaching for the repeat button. Alexander’s impressive falsetto is simply stunning. Make sure you check out this exciting artist today!
Reviewed by FVReviews November 2018