Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Following up one of the best albums released in living memory is a tough task but if this new single is anything to go by, Robert Jon and The Wreck’s forthcoming ‘Shine A Light On Me Brother’ is going to exceed even those lofty heights.
The title track from the forthcoming opus takes the bands sophisticated bluesy Southern Rock stylings and adds a huge dollop of Stax style, complete with horn section and gospel tinged female backing vocals.
Full of a soaring positivity and a heartfelt soul, the band have built on their already stellar reputation and stretched themselves in their scope, adding new hues to an innate ability to write songs that sound timeless and warm.
Blue collar to the core, there is an honesty here that speaks of a lifetime of working on their craft, constantly shaping and maturing, never afraid to push and grow.
People say that they don’t write songs like they used to but Robert Jon and The Wreck well and truly prove that, actually, they do.
Another instant classic by the band, this again cements their reputation as the natural successors to the Allmans and The Eagles and shows that great writing and musicianship is at the core of their very DNA.
Shine a Light On Me Brother”, the first single from OC Rockers, Robert Jon & The Wreck, from their upcoming album, Shine a Light On Me Brother, which releases September 2021.
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