Justin Townes Earle :: Kids In The Street  

Justin Townes Earle wilde vooral niet zijn als vader Steve. Hij wilde anders klinken. Die zelfopgelegde last is op Kids In The Street van zijn schouders gevallen. Net als zijn vader durft hij hier alle genres vrijelijk door elkaar te mixen. Rock op Champagne Corolla, maatschappijkritiek in de fantastische titelsong over de verloedering van Nashville waar voor gewone mensen geen plaats meer is, tranentrekkende emoties in Faded Valentine, straight country in What’s She Crying For, soul in If I Was The Devil, rockabilly in Trouble Is en ouderwetse folk in Same Old Staggolee. Kids In The Street is de eerste Justin Townes Earle-plaat als getrouwd man en toekomstig vader, ook de eerste plaat die hij niet in Nashville opnam, maar Kids In The Street is vooral een onvervalst meesterwerk.

Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteransinger-songwriter has built a rich, personally charged body of work.
Now, on his seventh album (and New West debut) Kids in the Street, Justin Townes Earle raises the creative and personal stakes to deliver a deeply soulful set that’s both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. Taking himself out of his creative comfort zone and assembling a new set of collaborators, Earle has created one of his most potent efforts to date, reflecting all manner of new influences upon his life and his art.
“Life has changed a lot for me in the last few years,”Earle reflects. “I got married and am getting ready to become a father, and this is the first record that I’ve written since I’ve been married. There’s definitely an uplifting aspect to this record in a lot of ways, because I’m feeling pretty positive.
Photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins
1.  Champagne Corolla
2.  Maybe A Moment
3.  What’s She Crying For
4.  15-25
5.  Kids In The Street
6.  Faded Valentine
7.  What’s Goin’ Wrong
8.  Short Hair Woman
9.  Same Old Stagolee
10. If I Was The Devil
11. Trouble Is
12. There Go A Fool


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