JRtheBand – “Good Gracious Love”


Releasing this past weekend from one-man project JRtheBand, “Good Gracious Love” is a stirring success. A charismatic, gliding guitar lead is accompanied by sporadic accompanying twangs to start, alongside suave and timeless-sounding vocals. Vocals assume a more soaring form around the one-minute mark, with a clever melodic twist coming upon the “time had come to walk away,” line shortly thereafter. Added guitar lines past the two-minute mark evoke a yearning satisfaction, with some ’80s nostalgia in the tone. The “no-win situation, train has left the station,” verse re-emerges seamlessly, with added vibrancy to the vocals as the track comes to a satisfying close.

Per the artist, the track is “a story about a drifter reflecting upon his life and realizing, after a lifetime of being fiercely protective of his own self-interests, that’s all he has left.” JRtheBand was featured previously with the track “Statue.”

“Good Gracious Love” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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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