[NEW RELEASES] Jack Johnson
In an interview, Johnson said the album was about “trying to go beneath the surface and understand yourself.” But with its laid-back melodies and sweet guitar progressions, it lends itself more to a day at the beach than a soul-searching journey.
The title track “To the Sea” - the most serious track and a look at fatherhood - is lyrically interesting, but I much prefer his light, summery songs to such ruminations.
“From the Clouds” is a standout of this genre. With lyrics like “You’re so sweet to me / when you beat me in double solitaire,” the track is both catchy and clever.
Johnson has found a good balance between traditional rock ballads and upbeat pop songs in To the Sea. This album is a must for any summer barbecue.
Jack Johnson “To the Sea”
Label: Brushfire Records
Genre: Acoustic rock
By Nissa Rhee