Jerry Fee of Boise, Idaho returns with his full length debut. Fee calls his sound "power pop-rock," and doesn't think "pop" is a dirty word. "They're catchy pop tunes, but not bubblegummy ... or cheesy or corny, ever," he said. "It's a blend, Matchbox 20 meets Coldplay," he said.
Fee has learned that identifying his sound with big-name bands is not a bad thing. "Some bands hate that," he said. "I don't care if everyone likes them, but the ones that do are going to get [my music] more."
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A Full Album Realized| Posted April 09, 2009
Jerry Fee returns with a full length, 11-song album that represents a year of hard work and continues to show his growth as both a vocalist and a songwriter. Writing with a greater purpose of life, love and personal value in God's eyes, Jerry has crafted an incredibly honest collection of songs that anyone can relate to.
The album starts off with "Maybe Angels," a song that's about any other day that will soon provide a surprise, based on an actual miracle in Jerry's family. Catchy songs like "Star Gaze," "Going Home" and "Why Do I?" celebrate Jerry's personal blessings of family and love.
A common theme throughout the album is self-worth, a topic that many struggle with at any age. I personally know many who feel lost, are searching for more while their paths are completely jagged and interrupted. Jerry's lyrics are full of hope and a greater understanding that we are all facing something in our lives. Our common ground is so often things that we rarely talk about. Jerry humanizes God's love in a way that encourages me to do the same. Loving people as God loves us.
Musically, the album is full of depth that is typically not found from local, independent artists. The choruses are catchy, Jerry's vocals are unique and blend well with the acoustic guitar and piano leads and the dynamics are there in every track. For those that want something more than polished, predictable pop from their music, Still Alive will more than satisfy.