Australian musician Steven Jaymes is back with an album where he tries to top his latest work (not an easy task!). This time he takes his band into the studio, sets up the gear, and does most of it live on the spot. The end result is soulful, a little bit jazzier, and BIG feelings compared to just verse and chorus. Sometimes it?s just a little bit too jazzy and democratic - Let?s face it ; Here?s Steven the star - But all in all, this is an artist who could easily be as big as Jackson Browne and Marc Cohn, given the right perceptions. This time he even succeeds in doing Paul Simon?s ?50 Ways?, and really makes it his own!"
His new album Black 17 is scheduled for release May 8 through MGM distribution.