Jesse Lynn Madera – “Austin”


Nashville-based artist Jesse Lynn Madera meshes Americana and singer/songwriter appeal on new single “Austin,” via the forthcoming album Speed of Sound. Madera’s dynamic vocal delivery takes hold from the get-go, traversing seamlessly from narrative contemplation — “just outside of Austin,” — into rousing, organ-laden theatrics in the enveloping chorus. Piano builds into the reveberating vocal passion there, with the “I think I know the secret,” satiation rousing into the southern-rock flair of the “gotta get to Austin tonight,” enamoring. “Austin” is a magnetic success from Madera.

Featuring production from Dan Navarro (Lowen & Navarro) and Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band and Wilco), “Austin” kicks off what looks to be an ascending year for Madera. Its versatility is palpable, from the twinkling piano of the “move those lips,” bridge to the southern-rock irresistibility of the central hook. “Austin” is a showcase in stellar energy and fervent vocal passion from Jesse Lynn Madera. We’re excited for the upcoming Speed of Sound.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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