Jameson is an artist from California who recently released Dwell. The album is most likely a style you have heard before. Jameson has a very straightforward acoustic pop punk sound. Pop punk is more or less music that appeals to younger generations and that applies here.
Jameson tackles subjects that tend to be popular in the genre and also manages to sound like plenty of artists who cover similar territory. The music comprises of strummed acoustic guitar. I was hoping for some variation by the third song but nothing came. Jameson sings in a similar style and aggressively strums his guitar on every song. Suffice it to say if you like one song you will like the others.
The production is lo-fi at best which was fine considering that the songs consist of guitar and vocals. I can't say I felt there was a highlight amongst the batch as every song sounded about the same quality to me even upon repeated listens. There were hooks but nothing that was head and shoulders above the rest.
Jameson reinforces tropes of pop punk and continues to sound like something an indignant young person can relate to. You can hear this in lyrics like "fuck the world" which sounds like it came from an angst-ridden young person who feels the world is against him.
Overall, there is an audience for Jameson and I think he does the genre justice. That being said I hope to hear his music expand and evolve. I say this in terms of production quality and the elements in the music.
Jameson for right now seems like a case of wait and see. It will be interesting to see where he lands on his next release.
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