Tuesday, September 2, 2014
JP Kallio Creates A Simple Story With Each Song on Tell My Darling
It’s on “Soul” that you have to turn up your speakers and really pay attention. The subtlety of the intro mixed with the moving lyrics begin to paint you the picture of a larger scale. It’s masterful in the way it’s presented, comes through to showcase the talent of J.P. Kallio’s guitar work, and melodies. This song truly magnifies the “Tell My Darling” album as a whole, and it really is something that has much more than to offer than the sum of its parts. If you have a poetic bone in your body, you’ll appreciate this track a great deal. As the album progresses, you are treated to more acoustic songs with a mix of instruments that will heal the soul in many ways. I can truly appreciate this work, and while it has a country tone at times, it crosses over into acoustic rock and even pop at times. It’s seamless in that transition, and something that is definitely a strength to the record.
Overall, J.P. Kallio invites you on a journey, one that is full of life, love, loss, and introspective lyrics. There are moments when you are there with him, hearing him sing you a song, tell you a story, and create a masterpiece of emotion. It hits you hard, if you pay attention. It’s a good record, one that deserves a lot of attention. As a whole, “Tell My Darling” is a full and impactful record, and something that is definitely going to be loved by his fans, and new comers alike. Listen up, this is a good one, I like it, I recommend it.
Keep up with J.P. Kallio on his official website here, and support this very interesting and powerful artist.