debut solo album, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
(available 2/5) marks yet another progression for the prestigious musician. Jim James, also known as Yim Yames, is widely known as the lead vocals/guitar of the popular band, My Morning Jacket.
The album itself warms our ears, making us oblivious to the wintry weather expected. Listeners have an ominous introspection that they've entered a lounge. with hints of a funk bass tone that quivers, accompanied with stealthy jazz beats infused with fluctuate pop improvisations (fills?). Track one includes piano, whereat the prominence of Jim James' unique inward approach stretches and grasps ears with (philosophically) innate lyrics.
Throughout Regions of Light And Sound of God
the warmth radiates from within James' smooth, luminous voice. Essentially the album is amiably transcendent: its accumulating source of fervent energy wallows with a quaint blend of warm and cool shades of moods. It's surreal and intimate and produces all the sincerity Jim James is already known for.