We are all sinners, we know this, and if you’re ready to celebrate your inevitable journey to the darkness, then buckle up, shut up, and just listen to this EP. With their music, emotions, and words, The Bones of J.R. Jones have captured...
We are all sinners, we know this, and if you’re ready to celebrate your inevitable journey to the darkness, then buckle up, shut up, and just listen to this EP. With their music, emotions, and words, The Bones of J.R. Jones have captured my soul – with all of the pain and sadness and anger and love that it contains, with the darkness and the light, the love and hate – so damn deftly that at times, to be honest, it scares me. They switch between coming at you with hellfire and damnation preaching their version of the truth to suddenly, almost magically, bringing it down and back where they reach right into your chest and rip your heart out, leaving you wondering what the fuck just happened and where did these bullshit emotions come from.
There is a malevolent force at work here, but it is one that is strangely familiar, lurking just underneath the surface throughout almost all of their songs on The Wildness EP. This intrigues me, frightens me somewhat, but mostly enchants me and draws me in with my love for the strangely macabre and obscure. The 2nd track, La La Liar channels Denver’s angry and pious David Eugene Edwards with a tangible gothic revival vibe to it that feels like it’s been hanging around your consciousness for years, something akin to putting on an old, run down pair of your most comfortable shoes. This is also where the real darkness starts to seep in and, at this point, they’re just getting started.
The EP continues on to meander through myriad different genres of music and each song has a deftness to it that defies categorization. At times easy going, then pissed off and coming at you with a raised fist, then back to making you feel like you’re rambling down a dusty and worn road leading to a salvation that only your heart knows of, that can only be found by reaching the end of your journey, road-weary and beaten down, but ultimately content, familiar like an old, old friend with whom the conversation can pick up after years between installments. That is what this EP represents to me – a timeless conversation that is comfortable, yet bears a mild mark of melancholy for its inevitable end. This EP leaves me wanting more, and I know I’ll get it, and I’m anxious for it. This is the People’s Music – brutal, honest, dirty, sometimes mean, but lovely all at the same time. This music can make you sweat, or it might be that it just helps you realize that your sins are what are making you sweat, but sometimes you have to let go and trust that the artist knows what he is doing. The Bones of J.R. Bones deserve your trust, and your time, and ultimately, your love and appreciation.
The Bones of J.R. Jones – La La Liar
The Bones of J.R. Jones – Free
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