Posted April 11, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Rock

Jesse Rosenthal – “Party Dress”

With a commanding, dramatic vocal presence reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Jesse Rosenthal pulls off a striking sound on captivating new track “Party Dress”, a twangy success with ample mood and yearning. The “lift up my party dress,” hook picks things up from the moody verses, with twangy guitars being a permanent fixture, ascending into a more bursting, effervescent guitar lead at 02:47. It’s melodically captivating throughout, reminding fondly of Wainwright as well as Ryan Adams, who is no stranger to famous guitar brands and moody captivation.

“This tune is meant to be a bit cloying in it’s sound and subject matter in the name of opening up listeners emotionally,” Rosenthal explains. “Through music I want to be able to invite people to process the more complicated and uncomfortable sides of themselves and experience the catharsis associated with that. Hopefully this song will hit somebody in that way.”

Mike Mineo

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