31 Mar 2015

Goon by Tobias Jesso Jr.

From RNZ Music

Nick Bollinger peers under the lid of the first solo album from Vancouver soft-rock piano man Tobias Jesso Jr.

Tobias Jesso Jr GoonTobias Jesso Jr. is a towering 29-year old from Vancouver whose first solo album, Goon, has had one of those receptions that tells you the rehabilitation of a long unfashionable genre is majorly underway, and even if you weren’t tuned to commercial radio in the early 70s – you may not even have been born – it is not hard to work out where Jesso’s style originates. Early Elton John and Wings-era McCartney are reference points for a bunch of pleasant lovelorn piano ballads that soothe more than they challenge.

Songs Featured: Can’t Stop Thinking About You, How Could You Babe, Without You, Can We Still Be friends, For You, Crocodile Tears

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