Red Line Roots: Track Premiere: Jakals 'Keep Mother Sane'

Red Line Roots  |  Brian Carroll


"Solomon’s voice enters as an almost whisper, delicate but beautiful in its own right. It drifts gently over a swaying electric guitar line and pleads for understanding. A softness, a secretive longing. There is a subtlety in how she presents the words in the first half of the song, which then erupts into an emotional cascade as she exclaims “doesn’t trouble you, doesn’t trouble you anyway“. There is a lot going on here and Solomon’s voice is the conduit for portraying the feelings that were seemingly kept under wraps in the first part of the song, perhaps the first part of a situation until the breaking point rears its head. A situation that is so frequent in human relationships. Trying your best to be strong and complacent until you just need to explode with the bottled up feelings you have spent so long trying to keep inside. The song does a wonderful job in portraying that both in musicianship, arrangement and genuine compassion that Jakals injects into the performance."

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