KJ Sawka of Pendulum & Blake Lewis will release their debut album called ‘The Singles Collection: Songs from the Singles Collection’. It will be out in May this year. They have done a superb job of capturing and re-interpreting the sounds of The Beatles. This is a CD collection that is perfect for fans of The Beatles and fans who want to hear songs from The Beatles but never quite heard of them. This album will feature songs from all the studio albums that the band has released.
Prior to this song actually being on the album, fans got an idea that this would be the song. In fact, Jody claimed that she wrote and performed the song before the completion of the album. She told “We sang a song which was a couple of minutes long and it’s called Sunday, Bloody Sunday, You Really Got Me. I sang the whole thing through my guitar”.
One of the most interesting things about this song is that it opens up with a sample from Animals. The song starts with the lyrics ‘I don’t think I’m scared’ and goes into ‘I’m just glad I can feel the trees sway. The song sounds like it could have easily been made with the acoustic guitar. It just has that certain Beatles sound.
This song goes on to tell the story of how Jody meets up with Paul, John, and George at Shea Stadium, New York. The three of them are there to see The Beatles. Jody describes what happened next in great detail and tells you exactly how she found out that she was related to The Beatles.
‘I am a slave to my dream’ is another beautiful track written by Blake Lewis. The song starts off with just the lyrics ‘I am a slave to my dream’. The tempo of the song is slow and hypnotic. Throughout the song, the instruments keep the same tempo as well. Jody puts in a request for her old friend to come to her and meet her. She ends the song with a request that if her friend does come to visit then she will give him all her heart.
‘Don’t Worry’, another gem from the album is a very emotional song. It’s about how Jody feels when she realizes that her best friend has left. The tempo of this song is fast and piano sounds complement the words. Jody is basically writing to her best friend, telling her how she feels and why she should not lose her faith in people. The singer goes into more detail about how everyone gets disappointed when the stars don’t show. Jody has faith in herself and that she will always be happy no matter what.
‘Fade’ contains a fantastic acoustic guitar intro performed by Blake Lewis. This is also the first song that comes on after the violin intro. The acoustic guitar sounds great and adds to the atmosphere of the song. It is amazing how the band brings everything together perfectly to create such a memorable first track.
This song contains the vocalist speaking in Japanese. That adds an entirely new dimension to the song as well. Jody takes on a role as a translator between the English lyrics and the Japanese listener. The singing sounds very good, but there is one minor flaw. During the outro of the song the singer forgets to say ‘you’re crazy! Other than that this is a brilliant album and a must-buy for all Jody Fans!
The title track of this Jody Vs. Paul EP contains some heavy metal anthems! Before I go into that I would just like to mention that the music is really catchy and the lyrics are fantastic! The whole song is played backward so don’t worry, you won’t lose any patience as you sing along! My only regret is not being able to listen to the song as it was originally played on the radio!
A lot goes into creating a perfect album and this is no different with the fantastic Jody Vs. Paul EP by Blake Lewis. The band and singer have created a wonderful sound for their debut. They have created an atmosphere that is full of atmosphere. The songs are sung in a melodic manner and it will keep you thinking long after you have finished the album!
If you love melodic guitar-based songs that are perfect for a party then I would highly recommend Jody & Paul. You can get the album direct from their Bandcamp page if you want a copy of the album. If you want the digital version you can purchase it from iTunes and also download it instantly! Everyone should check out this amazing band.
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