behind the initials JSS is off course none other than: Jeff Scott Soto,
who is blending the influences he listened to growing up into a beautiful mess
on the album of the same name. Soul, funk, 70's rock, R&B, blues and pop all
rears it's ugly head on this album.
Soto has been involved in numerous projects, bands and as well as a solo artist,
and has always stood out as a vocalist. I have never been too impressed with his
song writing skill and this collaboration with producer and song writer Paulo
Mendonša leaves me with the same unfulfilled feeling.
has more in common with Lenny Kravitz than I need, and the Sam Cooke connection
leaves me rather cold as well. But this is Jeff Scott Soto paying tribute to his
roots, and he sings up to par with his latest solo albums, personally I would
have preferred that the material was more rock orientated and harder.
This one is for
Jeff Scott Soto fans only...!