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Alex Faulkner Review (UK)
Jour Majesty is essentially singer/songwriter Michael Perry and some gifted musical cohorts. Hailing from Los Angeles, Perry writes traditional country/folk songs combined with a modern lyrical style and production. I can detect influences from older songwriters like Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and the rootsy Americana of The Band, along with more modern artists in the country/folk genre like Ryan Adams and Jake Bugg.
The band’s first release, the Three Winks EP received widespread critical acclaim (including from yours truly) and garnered extensive radio airplay in both the UK and on the US based streaming service Pandora.
This song, Empty Box Of Wine, is a track off their forthcoming debut album which is to be released in 2016. It showcases what Jour Majesty do best; finely crafted and performed folk pop/Americana with emotive, poetic lyrics which combine to produce a warmth and intimacy that’s missing from much of modern music. Michael Perry’s slightly quirky voice and heartfelt vocal delivery also helps to give the song a sense of authenticity.
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I’ve had conversations with fellow friends and peers about similar music to what’s happening here on the Jour Majesty EP throughout the past of my experience. It’s this kind of soft, well-played, melodic & acoustically driven music that I’ve maintained to all of these people from day one – you would have to be an incredible dick to walk into a room and turn music like this off, or even down in volume. Even if it’s not your genre, I’m still saying this applies; the music of Jour Majesty is completely inoffensive and should, by that measure, be appealing to an extremely large mass of music fans.
And it’s current – let’s face it, this particular sound is a very large part of what’s happening out in the music scene right now. As the Three Winks EP opened into the first track “Angel,” my wife was in the next room over and quickly wanted it turned up for her to listen as well.
Now first of all – believe me when I say this is a completely all-to-RARE experience…always met with instant compliance. For reference’s sake, the last time this request was made was when we...more
Jour Majesty is essentially singer/songwriter Michael Perry and some gifted musical cohorts. Hailing from Los Angeles, Perry writes traditional country folk songs combined with a modern lyrical style and production. I can detect influences from older songwriters like Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and the rootsy Americana of The Band, along with more modern artists in the country/folk genre like Ryan Adams and Jake Bugg.
This E.P. Three Winks consists of four songs and has been produced to near perfection. Opening track Angel introduces the Jour Majesty sound; crystal clear picked acoustic guitars and delicate percussion form the backdrop for Perry’s gentle, warm and likeable voice that conveys a real love of the music. Angel is a poignant, sweet song, with nice lyrical imagery (‘You’re my angel…shining in the ‘morrow light’) and a subtle cameo from a trumpet adds a nice touch of sonic colour.
Second track Photograph is a wistful, nostalgic song about finding an old photograph that tugs at the heart strings without being at all cloying, a delicate balance which Perry pulls...more
With the sound of americana running deep in its DNA, Three Winks from Jour Majesty delivers with its country tinged folk sounds.
Opening track ‘Angel’ has all sorts of hints and flavours to it, with fragments of Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and touches of Wilco along the way. The americana vibe infuses the track deeply, with its gentle balance of guitars and brass, with some nice electronic touches in the background. It’s immediately hummable, and a great entry point for the EP.
Moving on to ‘Photograph’, Michael Perry’s vocals feel that bit more affected just as much as they sound effected in terms of the distinct blend of auto tune into the mix that makes for a richness and depth in the lower harmonies.
Things turn a little more toe tapping on ‘Dancing Shoes’, with a gorgeous country shuffle and an accordion that is packed full of character and warmth. While the track itself feels somewhat forgettable, it’s totally engaging for its three minute duration.
Three Winks comes to a close with the wistful tones of ‘Idaho’, which at points sees...more