Link: Justin Townes Earle - Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
Justin Townes Earle - Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (2012) / Rating: 5/5
When Ryan Adams announced in 2009 he was taking a break from music Justin Townes Earle had just released his third album “Midnight at the Movies”. I had given his previous album “The Good Life” a few plays and thought he had a pretty interesting story to tell. While few albums are as good as “Heartbreaker” and “Gold” there would surely be albums released that were better than let’s say “Cardinology”. Townes Earle’s fourth LP “Harlem River Blues” fell right into that category. A riot of foot stomping southern folk that was full of stories of falling off the wagon “Slipping And Sliding”, his relationship with his parents “Move Over Mama” and his longing for getting off the road and returning to Tennessee “One More Night In Brooklyn”. His latest album, Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, is a wonderful, accomplished album that firmly establishes Justin Townes Earle as the best singer/songwriter going at the minute. He tackles the same issues he’s tackled throughout his career but on this album, we find a more mature and wiser musician who at times even laments some of decisions he’s made throughout his life, see “Won’t be the last time”. On “Am I that lonely tonight” he talks about hearing his father, Steve Earle, on the radio and experiencing the weight of expectation that comes with having a famous father and wanting to just get away from it all. His voice sounds better than ever before on this record, and he demonstrates this on songs like “Look the other way” and “Unfortunately Anna”. The variety of musicians he has assembled as his backing band are his best yet too. Nothing’s Gonna Change is truly a beautiful album and with Adams back on the road again, he will find himself chasing at Justin Townes Earle’ heels this time.
Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now is out now and available on iTunes.