If You Can Love A Song Without Understanding A Single Word Than That Speaks volumes about the streng...
more If You Can Love A Song Without Understanding A Single Word Than That Speaks volumes about the strength of the Music... And the talent of the artist... Only Artists such as Bob Dylan or Mick Jagger can be lyrically vague, as If they are singing another language and yet get their point across beautifully and not piss off a single fan... it easily explains why this Talented Artist is Topping The Charts here on N1M and something tells me he’s no stranger to the nosebleed areas of any musical chart.
I am a Musical artist and I have been a Music Critic in my Lifetime actually at the sametime which makes me feel an extra responsibillity to be as honest and unbiased as humanly possible... I have reviewed new releases for a major publication and if this song wasn’t damn near flawless in its intention... I would be very straight forward... letting you know that you’ve come up short... However this is a Great piece of stylized pop that is summed up by answering a couple of qualifying questions...
Is it infectious... Yes!
Is it fully realized... Yes!
Does it come up short in fidelity Absolutely not...
This is my kind of Alternative Pop and I will only listen to a track a couple of times before beginning my review because there is truth to the fact that.. Anything that we hear over and over again can stick to our brains like super glue sticks to our skin and very little else. The true test is... can I Instantly love a song but not too much so as to tire of it very quickly.
If this was a 4 minute track I might have had something to say about over milking an idea but it’s perfect J.M. You are clearly a professional artist and you know how to craft a tune for Just about Everyone... even those of us who don’t speak Spanish to appreciate... because you can capture the feel of this kind of track without missing a beat it’s hard to find fault with it whether sung in English Swahili or Spanish your so accomplished at your craft this is the only thing I will add To what must feel like to most anyone reading this... I’m a hopeless fanatic.
With the wide exceptance of your music presently, I would hope you never stop challenging hourself and you keep breaking new ground and keep growing...
Artists who know how to create for a large following sometimes get lazy and phone it in... You absolutely do everything on this track to take it up a notch... I believe you will top this too in No time. I respect your artistry so much I don’t want to see you get to comfortable with the reception your getting and stop growing as an artist.., in this case it would be a true disservice to those of us that love what you can do... when your all in....
Great Job J.M. You truly deserve every bit of what you reap from this particular effort 4.5 stars I left off 1/2 star as a critic I never give 5 stars unless you were nearing the end of a long career because brilliant artists have to keep reaching and should never think they have arrived... Great artists need to always want to write that perfect song and to think you Have achieved Nirvana is to stop shooting for the the ultimate musical event that lies ahead.
I hope “La Reina” even in its superb craftsmanship is just a step on the way for you... if I could make a wish at your expense it would be to hear you cut your tracks in various languages eventually so everyone can get 100% of what you do so brilliantly for you to pull back even in the slightest bit should never happen and at this point, You JM Olay have a lot of music... we who appreciate your talent don’t ever want to see compromised.
The poetic truth of a screwed up world. This is a beautiful, rythmic song that reminds me of folk mu... more The poetic truth of a screwed up world. This is a beautiful, rythmic song that reminds me of folk music in the bars of Europe. The lyrics are clever, interesting and thoughtful with plenty of attitude. The recording captures a great performance and is only lifted by the accompaniment. The strings clyde and pick over a strong guitar back bone and give the listener the cherry on the cake. I like cake and this is a doozy ! Peter T. Newton
love the tempo and mood of the song. very catching and and grasping. i was confused by the title but... more love the tempo and mood of the song. very catching and and grasping. i was confused by the title but i do like the song and its very rock poppy. something you can for sure play for the kids and play in the clubs during a rave or something. this is a hit and most definitely a cool song that i will play again in the near future. the lyrics are superb. i would like to hear this on the radio.