[Album Review] Jason Collett- Song and Dance Man
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Release Date: February 5th, 2016
Label: Arts & Crafts

From the first notes of Jason Collet’s Song and Dance Man, it’s obvious that the record has been touched by Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), who produced the record. If you played both artist’s recent works back to back, you’d swear you were listening to the same person.

Take for instance the playful twangy whimsical guitar twang of “Provincial Blues” you could totally see Jurvanen playing that! This album is chocked full of pleasant songs like sure to be crowd pleasure “Song and Dance Man” with my favourite line, “if you can tweet something brilliant, you’ve got a marketing plan”. It is followed by the merry whistling of “Forever Young Is Getting Old”.  Even the slow songs are amiable, decorated by gentle twangs of pedal steel that fill the rather minimal (but impeccable) arrangements.

This is Collett’s most instantly charming records. There’s nothing too challenging and there’s a very relaxed, effortless feel to the  delivery of his vocals and even guitar solos that is alluring (“If She Don’t Love Me Now”, “Love You Babe”). The lyrics are brilliant in the way that makes you ask, why didn’t I think of that? In a sense Collett proves in his writing that he may very well be a Song and Dance Man.