Things to look forward to. Jay Gonzalez is about to release his 5-song rock medley The Bitter Suite next month. Jay might still be better known as the keyboardist of The Drive-By Truckers, but he also has this second life as a 70s-influenced pop wizard that creates catchy power pop tunes with more than a little bit of AM pop. I highly recommend his full-length Mess Of Happiness, which is a great pop record. The song Baby Tusk is still part of my DJ routine. I will always love that little tune. Ok, I admit that this rock medley thing sounds both exciting AND scary, but I trust Jay’s melodic sense and I know he can pull this off. The release date is set for 7th of April, but you can already pre-order it (I did) and listen to the first chapter of this medley called Light Side of the Leaves.
And here’s Baby Tusk from Mess of Happiness.