WRITTEN BY VINCE ANDERSON
Jaymon is no Jamaica mon, no he’s his own mon, or man if you will. Jaymon’s self titled release may start off a little slow with “Never be Lonely” but adds a little enthusiasm with the guitar work. I find myself wondering when listening to new music … what inspires this particular artist to write what they do? I can’t think of one artist that doesn’t have the element of relationships at the topic for the lyrics. Here, Jaymon let’s out an enthusiastic scream on “You’ll Never be Lonely” to bring this song to a close. So apparently a lot of singer/songwriters use their music as an outlet for their pain. The rest of the disc has all the elements of some well crafted songs even with a little tongue in cheek songs like “Stupid Ass” which is also an up-tempo rocker. Pounding drums and soaring guitars also shine through on songs like “See the Light” which just might be my favorite song on the disc. A majority of the songs I find myself playing along with my air drums, or I’ll grab my pen and bang along on my leg. It’s easy to relate to most songs with their lyrics speaking of relationships, the girl love lost or maybe love in waiting. Overall Jaymon’s vocals have an unexpected soulful bluesy sound while at the same time blending well with the rocking tunes on this release, like on “Wasted.” You will also find a couple of cover tunes here such as “Paralyzer” from Finger Eleven. Jaymon’s rendition is much like the original, not stretching too far to make it his own. However, on Tommy Tutone’s “Jenny, Jenny (867-5309)” he totally makes it his own, turning it into more of a rock tune. If you like straight ahead Rock and Roll, Jaymon has it.
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