Tracy Jones, longtime Toronto singer songwriter released his latest work, ‘Once Around’ earlier this year. With Wilco-esque cover art and the warm glow of vacuum tubes and a retro vinyl feel this 9 track alt Pop Rock covers a wide range of emotions. There are musings and moods that come from the sharpened wisdom of a mature perspective.
The warm opener ‘Intro’ merges into ‘For You’, a poignant pop ballad reflecting on possibilities just out of reach. Lines like ‘You only see the future the second that its past’, reveal the emotive message. ‘Drive’ is an upbeat southern tinged rocker expressing life lessons learned. The keyboard work on tracks like (Don’t) Say Goodbye and ‘Mind Over’ add a sweet soulfulness. The high point for me is the gourgeous re-working of The Beat’s’ classic ‘Save It For Later’. Like any good cover version this re-working brings a fresh cool feel to this track. The guitar work is exceptional as Tracy leads his band through an thoroughly enjoyable set. You can find it on itunes.