Joel Howard of Connected and Useful
Artist: JJ Beauvais Album: Genuine Melodies
Genre: Christian Rock UPC: 195269194468
Song Titles: 1. Bring The Fire 2. Nobody Loves Me Like Jesus 3. Love All Around 4. Lifting Me 5. Deliver Me 6. The Vine 7. Bring Them Down Lord 8. Everlasting 9. Healed 10. Moonlight In Your Eyes 11. Under The Bus 12. Now Is The Time I.
Initial Impressions - What was your reaction to this album after the first time listening to it?
JJ's album is a vibrant, heart-pounding response to the pain, grief and trauma of our decade. His message reaches from the young or old person's prayer closet all the way to the packed-out concert venue, and everywhere in between. His work is beyond radio-quality and ought to be taken seriously at every level by today's Music Industry. Watch out!
II. Musician/Band Background A. What do you already know about this band/artist? JJ Beauvis is an energetic, prolific and multifaceted artist from PA, USA whose music cuts to the heart of a generation both in and out of the church. B. How does this CD or song compare to others by this group or artist? This album is a step in the right direction. JJ Beauvis is a singer and artist whose work needs to be heard. Somebody needs to sign this guy! C. What did you like/dislike about this artist and why? JJ Beauvis comes at his craft with merciless commitment and dedication. He is an artist both artists and folks unfamiliar with music would do well to lean into. D. Do you feel that you know who the artist is after listening to this album? Beauvis is a modern-day prophet and Davidic worship leader, putting words to what our response ought to be to the trauma of life in the 2020's. Not to mention a talented Rock-star!
III. Lyrics and Themes A. Is there an overall theme for this CD? How would you describe it? JJ's album is a vibrant, heart-pounding response to the pain, grief and trauma of our decade. His message reaches from the young or old person's prayer closet all the way to the packed-out concert venue, and everywhere in between. His work is beyond radio-quality and ought to be taken seriously at every level by today's Music Industry. Watch out! B. What is your opinion of the lyrics? Beauvis' lyrics are just as genuine and high-quality as his musicality. Easy enough to be grasped by the teenager and cutting enough to move an older person. Again, his music reaches into a generation's heart and pens words that many have not thought to articulate as of yet. They would serve any audience at a crucial time such as ours. Yet, their entertaining quality fits them for any radio or concert venue looking to fill seats!
IV. Production Quality and Impact
A. Which tracks stand out the most. Why? In Bring the Fire, JJ brings a punch of drumming, and the power of electric guitars likened to any great We the Kingdom song. In Deliver Me, we hear a Keith Green or Michael W Smith - type rock ballad which is both heartfelt, harmonious and appropriate for the dangers and wars of this age. Bring them Down takes the tone of an Elton John number whose lyrics make it also that of a modern-day Psalmist, with cutting vocals and a cry for Divine safety and protection to which we all can relate.'
B. Which tracks felt like a disappointment? Why? -- n/a
C. How does this album compare to others you’ve heard with regard to artistry and production? In terms of quality, this album knocks it out of the park! Radio time and next-level production, watch out!
Thank you for reviewing this album and artist today! Please give this album an overall rating using a five star scale and please explain why.
Five Stars - I recommend any booking venue and recording label take a serious second thought before overlooking the new and improved JJ Beauvais!
Lastly, If there is a most celebrated song and/or a least celebrated song please share your thoughts and input about this.
By far my favorite song is Everlasting. This song takes a Mat Kearney hip-hop approach, not to mention some Spanish lyrics throughout - with more of a talk-verse feel. It is both creative and a must-listen. Move over, predictability! Not to mention, the vocals are beautiful. Thanks again! -The GenuineMelodies Team