Jones, Laney / Laney Jones
Album: Laney Jones   Collection:General
Artist:Jones, Laney   Added:Feb 2018
Label:Self-Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-02-16 Pull Date: 2018-04-20
Week Ending: Apr 22 Apr 15 Apr 8 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 20, 2018: Traditions
The Simple Truth
4. Apr 06, 2018: Traditions
Troubled Mind
2. Apr 13, 2018: Traditions
Allston (Dance Around)
5. Mar 14, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Allston (Dance Around)
3. Apr 06, 2018: Totally A
Allston (Dance Around)
6. Mar 05, 2018: Totally A
Allston (Dance Around)

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-02-08
INDIE FOLK-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER

The sometimes frontwoman of Laney Jones and the Spirits is here with a solo LP, her third overall. A Berklee College-trained songwriter, Jones either wrote or co-wrote all the songs. There’s some depth and thoughtfulness in the lyrics. She sings well, with a sweet, mildly countryish voice, and plays guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and keys.

No FCC issues.


1 Mid-slow. Gentle, a little sad. Strummed guitar, steel guitar, a hint of keys. (2:46)
2 ** Mid-tempo. Cute as can be. Happy-go-lucky. Pogo-dance fun. Guitars & drums. (3:50)
3 * Mid-tempo. Ukulele lead in. Out of kilter love song. Sweet & likable. (3:46)
4 * Mid-slow. Bluesy non-love song. Big Cheryl Crow voice. Banjo & guitar break. (4:38)
5 ** Mid-fast. Positive, “let’s stick together” theme. Catchy melody. Very nice. (4:01)
6 * Mid-fast. Elec guitar, drums, harmonica. “You make things ok.” Put a smile on. (4:06)
7 Slow. Spooky sax & clarinet intro. Slinky chanteuse thing doesn’t work for her. (3:28)
8 * Slow, spare acoustic at first; gets bigger, faster. Uplifting theme. Big, full voice. (3:36)
9 ** Slow. Powerful personal statement. Great song. I can imagine Adele singing it. (4:35)
10 Slow. Toss-off little ditty with uke and banjo. (3:49)
 

Track Listing
1. Do What You Want   6. Troubled Mind
2. Allston (Dance Around)   7. Firewalk
3. Bad Luck Charm   8. Lonesome Soul
4. Who Could Love   9. The Simple Truth
5. Work It Out   10. Endless Summer