Jesse Dee – Bittersweet Batch

Label: 7not
Rating: 5 Guns (That’s right. FIVE.)

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Jesse Dee

Review By: Hilary Hughes

I’m just going to call it like it is: Jesse Dee’s sound is pure poetry. It’s not just the searing quality of his octave-leaping voice; it’s not the carefully constructed band complete with buttery background vocals and a vibrant horns section that supports Dee in his musical exploits; and it’s not the fact that I come from a biased place given that I’ve had the fortune of seeing him perform live every Sunday for the past few weeks.

It’s essentially a combination of all of these things that deliver a beautiful package encapsulated in his latest release, Bittersweet Batch, that have me listening in awe to this guy who’s going to be headlining sold out venues across the country in a matter of minutes.

Ever the sucker for good variation, I really love how Dee shakes it up by pairing soulful, intimate ballads (“Still here”, namely) with tracks that make you want to dance like a maniac (“Alright”, “Alive and Kickin’”). Dee, whose Boston roots have helped establish him as THE local act to watch, has a promising future if he keeps it up with the soulful sounds that incorporate blues, bluegrass, and good old-fashioned rock n’ roll.

Like Jesse Dee? You may also like: Jeff Buckley, Pete Francis, Braddigan, Jack Johnson

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