Jeff Ray – “Somebody’s Cryin'”

May marked Mental Health Awareness in the US, a great time to show the constant need for awareness and research in the field. Music also plays a role in raising its profile, with releases such as Jeff Ray’s new album Our Little Town doing its part. Lead single/video “Somebody’s Cryin'” was recorded and shot as a tribute to Jeff’s friend James, who committed suicide. Ray, an advocate for mental health awareness, sings passionately here about the feeling of sadness many experience — simply hoping to make it through the night. Over a rollicking rock sound, with a hint of country twang in the soaring vocals, Ray’s lyrics resonate emotionally in regard to recognizing sadness and hoping to inject some happiness where it is.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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