Brooklyn Rocker, Jason Vitelli, is gearing up for the January 17th, 2018 release of his new album, ‘Head Above Tide’, and we snagged an advance to spill the beans on the weight that the release carries. Kicking off with the first track, “Hit and Run”, Jason’s smokey and deep vocals carry an element of romanticism and charm as he lyrically speaks of colliding into an individual who sparks a version of himself that challenges his perception of who he really is. “Fault Lines” is the second track that begins with a slow strum into softer vocals that lead into a lyrical release of what has been holding him back from embodying the man that he perceives that he is within his mind yet hesitates to represent in the external. The third track, “The Persecuted”, instrumentally begins with a similar opening to “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by The Police and expands into a diverse array of guitar-work that is impressive and easily well-received.
The fifth track, “Labyrinthine”, lyrically wanders through the maze of Jason’s mind and mimics the style of a track by Barenaked Ladies back in their ‘Stunt’ days. “Living Proof” is the sixth track that slows it down into a lyrically reflective piece that waxes and wanes through the chapters of life that have challenged Jason and made him consider taking alternative paths both in life and mind. The seventh track, “D-Day”, begins with an emotive instrumental that leads into a vocal style that cunningly emits the element of exhaustion that highlights the lyrics speaking of reaching a point of no return within an interpersonal relationship. “Welcome to My Life, Healing” is the eighth track that highlights Jason’s vulnerability and sets an example for listeners to stand tall within their shifting states of mind and acknowledge that freeing yourself from any feelings of shame leads to a simpler life.
“Trees” is the tenth track that is an album highlight that lyrically tells the tale of growing akin to the branches of a tree and realizing that life is a journey of patience. The twelfth track, “Autumn Hymn”, highlight’s Jason’s huge range of dynamic vocal techniques and styles as he tones it down into a playful arrangement that is light and smooth. The thirteenth track, “Propagate”, captivates listeners with magical instrumental highs and lows that are balanced and welcoming to the optimistic ear. “Three Marionettes” is the fifteenth track that ties in female vocals that add an element of feminine energy that keeps the album ambitious and strong leading into home. Closing out with “A Mutiny”, Jason Vitelli lyrically speaks of taking off the masks that human beings wear throughout life and ends the album by circling back to the core of who he is.
If you’re a fan of artists such as Jack Johnson, Matchbox Twenty, Third Eye Blind and Hootie & The Blowfish, then check out what Jason Vitelli has to offer on Soundcloud.