Most would agree most popular artists out there have something truly special to give to their fans. This goes above the typical attributes like raw talent, amazing songs, nice voice, or even a very marketable look, sound & image. There’s something truly infectious at the core of these artists that simply makes us feel good when we listen to them. Whatever “it” is – they all seem to have “it”.
Official URL: http://jacobacostamusic.com/
Today I listened to the latest EP from Tucson, Arizona based Jacob Acosta who just released his latest EP entitled: “Chants of Diplomacy” in 2013. Venturing to the internet and his website I get the impression this is one artist that is extremely determined, dedicated and passionate about the songwriting craft. From start to finish this EP from Acosta delivers the goods and is a very entertaining musical experience all around. It has a very warm and inviting Pop-Rock quality to it, and even dabbles in what I can festive-comedy rock. It also reminds me of Sublime, The Urge, They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies, Pennywise, and even Orion to Sugar Ray. Any fans of any of these musical styles or bands will enjoy this latest release from Acosta. It’s clearly marketed for those who like a male vocal front that will really remind you of Beck. I get the impression Acosta is letting it all hang out via this compelling 6 track line up. In other words he hits the mark remarkably well by just by being who he is musically. Favorite tracks include (No Taxes) (Limbs) and (Need Someone). The songwriting is impressive and digs a bit deeper than the next independent artist. Within each one of these pieces Acosta bares his soul and delivers what I would call pure musical mojo. It offers much in the way of passion and compelling-thought provoking lyrical content. The playing from Acosta and the rest of the players in his band are spot on and just makes the whole experience more enjoyable. The overall vibe of the production is very hooky and cheerful with pockets of raw truth shining through.
I see Jacob Asosta as a real diamond in the rough, with an amazing amount of potential. As time goes by we will no doubt hear more from him. He is a multi million dollar record contract waiting to happen. I also wouldn’t be surprised to hear him on Prime Time Radio someday or even in a featured in a major film or TV Series. In close most famous artists out there have “it” I’m not so sure what it is but Jacob Acosta has whatever “it” may be.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
by Michael Morrison West Lothian, Scotland (UK)
Edited by Markus Druery
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