Jake Bracey & The Mountain Laurels – ‘Grand Avenue Hymns’
‘Grand Avenue Hymns’ is the excellent latest album from Philadelphia-based band Jake Bracey & The Mountain Laurels. It is an Americana album with a whole lot of heart!
‘Synapse’ opens the release. It is a raw and honest song that wonderfully sets the scene for what is to come. Bracey’s vocals ring out and demand the listener’s attention.
‘Drag’ is a standout song. There is a vulnerability in the lyrics, from the double-tracked vocals to the excellent layered guitars. It is a profoundly relatable song that will resonate with its audience.
‘Smaller Circles’ opens to a solo acoustic guitar, and it is a track that evolves before the audience. The addition of a slide guitar adds further layers of interest. Finally, ‘The Corner’ closes the release to a gorgeously picked acoustic guitar, and integrity filled vocals.
The band says about the release, “The LP, ‘Grand Avenue Hymns’, is a labour of love, sorrow, and retrospection that arcs with the hills and valleys of what it means to grow into one’s self and the trials that come with that evolution. The things we’ve done, regretfully and otherwise, that lead us right to where we stand today.”
We are so excited to see that Jake Bracey & The Mountain Laurels have a string of live dates planned for 2022. Make sure to follow the band’s socials below to be the first to hear about live gigs and new music news.
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So make sure that you add ‘Grand Avenue Hymns’ to your new music playlist this week. Jake Bracey & The Mountain Laurels are a band who are on the rise, and we very much look forward to hearing what they will do next.
‘Grand Avenue Hymns’ is available to stream from the link below; enjoy!
FVMusicBlog March 2022
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