Remaining down-to-earth while creating genre-bending music that speaks straight from the soul, Ohio Musician, James Adkin, is grounded in love throughout his heartfelt new album, ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’.
Kicking off with the first track and lead single, “Don’t Say Goodbye”, James gently strums into listeners hearts with a pinch of optimism as his captivating vocals pull people away from their personal tides of life over lyrics that shine light on the bright side ahead after a period of rain. The second track, “Oh Lord Virginia”, begins with a dose of instrumental Americana as James lyrically speaks of his dedication toward the slow and easy life in small towns that are full of good people and intentions beyond the flashy way of living in big cities. “Brokedown Free Man Blues” is the third and title track that is full of smooth and laid-back instrumental elements as James lyrically tackles the battle that he faced within while in the midst of experiencing the buzz of city life and simultaneously yearning for wide open spaces and environments that inspire the expansion of his creativity.
The fourth track, “Mountainside”, slows it down into a lyrical ode to James’ connection to nature and the wise discernment that comes through the natural way of being while immersed in spaces that inspire the mind to become devoid of time. “You Are So Mine” is the fifth track that is an acoustic-guitar dose of bliss as James’ lyrical dedication to the love of his life showcases that the human of his desire has amplified his existence as a rich source of comfort. The sixth track, “Ghost”, shifts the mood of the album into one of reflection as James lyrically speaks of a ghost in human form from his past that has become a burden that lingers through stale air that he desires to set himself free from. “Hard Road to Go” is the seventh track that ties in elements of Folk and Americana as James lyrically recognizes that he has a long way to go when it comes to his personal growth. The eighth track, “On My Mind”, is the perfect song for those that are in the midst of working toward sharing their lives with another human being that has become a source of magic and major part of their happiness. “Madly On (Mad Leon)” is the ninth track that is emotionally felt through beginning with a beautiful instrumental opening that leads into a deeply passionate and delicate expression of James’ love toward his other half. Closing out with “Goodbye Trouble”, James ends by setting his heart and mind free as he lyrically forges beyond his memories of his past and immerses himself within new and promising emotional terrority.
If you’re a fan of a mixture of fellow musicians such as Jack Johnson, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, then grab your copy of ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’ on Soundcloud.
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