J.J Crowne – Another Day of Love
J.J CROWNE – Another Day of Love (EP)
By Devin McAlister edited by Cyrus Rhodes
Crowne comes to us from the Miami Florida Area. He has received many impressive accolades during his tenure as an artist including:
“Another Day of Love’ (2012) is his debut release and it has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: Crowne’s impressive musical touch and production virtuoso and delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time and a plethora of experience no doubt. Second: Crowne’s voice and overall “wise man” persona hit the mark remarkably well. He has the attributes required of an effective Singer/Songwriter. Third: his sound and amazing songwriting touch are as good as it gets. All songs are a skillful combination of modern pop rock yet with a slight worldly aftertaste that will remind you of Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan and The John Butler Trio. Crowne has the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. There is also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the mundane pop-rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say – well let m start by saying there is nothing fake and superficial about J.J Crowne. This is clearly a man that has paid his dues. After gaining music industry and international press recognition for his self-produced debut album in 2011, J.J. Crowne recently teamed-up with gold-record producer Stephen Wrench (Hank, Jr., Missing Persons, Vince Gill) and well-known mixing/mastering engineer Jeff Silverman (Rick Springfield, Prince) to complete a 5-song EP released June 29, 2012 on Musik and Film Records and distributed by Sony/Orchard. The EP, entitled “Another Day Of Love,” has newly-recorded versions of 5 of J.J.’s songs:: “Another Day Of Love,” “Only Time,” “Best Of Intentions,” “Toy Soldiers,” and “She And He.” As of September 30, 2012, over 220 radio stations worldwide had begun airing songs from the new EP; and the title track was already the #3 listener-voted song on www.worldtalentsradio.com out of 280 songs. Coming up through the musical ranks as a behind-the-scenes musical ‘everyman’ – singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J.J. Crowne – who, in his home of Miami, had opened shows for acts as diverse as The Mavericks and Marilyn Manson in the early ’90′s, and composed and produced numerous radio jingles, theatrical music and television themes & cues for major networks including Fox, PBS and Univision – finally stepped out on his own with the release of “Songs Of Innocence And Experience” in 2011. The album was later named “2011 Indie CD Of The Year” by IndieMusicdigest.com — selected over 300 other entries
Not every square inch of the EP is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this 5 song catalogue truly is. It covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nice touch. I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a fresh sound that is passionate and entertaining very much like Crowne himself. All 5 tracks will genuinely lift your spirits unlike most music you hear on the radio these days.
Buy “Another Day of Love” at AMAZON – http://www.amazon.com/J-J-Crowne/dp/B008PJ5KGC/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343768014&sr=301-1
Connect with J.J Crowne – http://www.facebook.com/JJCrowne/app_2405167945
Read the Interview: http://blogs.juniorscave.com/2012/09/05/jj-crowne.aspx
Let me go on record by saying J.J Crowne has no weaknesses that I can see and hear. He has everything! His latest release is an endearing album limited by nothing. I would imagine in time we will hear more from this amazing artist from South Florida. Time will tell but I can honestly say this is one artist that is set up for marketable success down the road with his musical personality and fresh sound that gives modern music a well needed wake up call.