ARTIST:

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

SHINE A LIGHT ON ME BROTHER

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Bluesy, Folk, Old School, Southern
"Collection of ten tracks as varied as luminous, "Shine A Light On Me Brother" sees Robert Jon & The Wreck consolidate their place on the summits of a southern rock with vast influences."
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"Shine A Light On Me Brother" is released barely a year after "Last Light On The Highway" which had already installed Robert Jon & The Wreck at the top of the southern rock scene. Ready to hit the road again with a line-up as stable as ever, those who are presented as the true heirs of the Allman Brothers Band because of the extent of their influences are determined to continue their adventures. It must be said that with the success of their two previous opuses, it would be a pity that they fall asleep on their laurels so hard won by intensive tours.

While some have sunk into melancholy with the health crisis, Robert Jon Burrison and his band have decided on the contrary to be the standard bearers of a good mood and a contagious optimism. To do so, they drew from their soul and gospel influences to color their new album. With its Creedence Clearwater Revival-like accents, the eponymous track condenses all the energy of rock and the aforementioned influences. Reinforced by female choirs and a brass section that we will find regularly thereafter, it carries everything on its way. As usual, the quintet covers a wide musical panel, passing by a groove close to Black Crowes ('Everyday'), a very Motown-like blues-soul with an unstoppable chorus and incredible vocals ('Chicago') or a psychedelic atmosphere worthy of the 70's with smoky guitars ('Movin' ').

In the middle of these energetic pieces, Robert Jon & The Wreck allow himself a few deviations towards a US Springsteen-like rock made for the FM waves ('Ain't No Young Love Song') or launches into a lively and humorous rock'n'roll with numerous catchy soli ('Radio'). But this general good mood doesn't prevent some darker or melancholic pauses in which the Californians also excel, which proves in passing that they remain conscious of the problems which surround them. The best example is 'Brother' which deals with mental health problems with power and depth. The heartbreaking solo and the accurate vocals reinforce the impact of this track. Finally, it would be a shame to miss the delicate acoustic ballad 'Hurricane' with its slide guitar and country flavors, as it is another example of the band's mastery to convey the most authentic emotions.

A collection of ten tracks as varied as they are luminous, "Shine A Light On Me Brother" sees Robert Jon & The Wreck consolidate their place on the summits of a southern rock with vast influences. With their asserted and kaleidoscopic identity, the Californians will have to be counted among the unavoidable of the genre, and this will not be to the displeasure of the fans as their talent seems as unlimited as their influences.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Shine A Light On Me Brother - 3:57
02. Everyday - 4:27
03. Ain’t No Young Love Song - 3:20
04. Chicago - 4:45
05. Hurricane - 5:19
06. Desert Sun - 4:12
07. Movin’ - 4:45
08. Anna Maria - 4:45
09. Brother - 4:26
10. Radio - 3:11

LINEUP:
Andrew Espantman: Batterie / Chœurs
Henry James Schneekluth: Guitares / Chœurs
Robert Jon Burrison: Chant / Guitares
Steve Maggiora: Claviers / Chœurs
Warren Murrel: Basse / Chœurs
Ian Smith: Invité / Saxophone
Jason Parfait: Invité / Saxophone
Juanita Tippins: Invité / Chœurs
Mahalia Barnes: Invité / Chœurs
Prinnie Stevens: Invité / Chœurs
Scott Frock: Invité / Trompette
   
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