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Jack Johnson released his sixth studio album From Here To Now To You right in time for fall on September 17. The album is classic Jack Johnson.
The king of relaxing beach vibe music released the lead single early in time for summer so at least fans had a taste. The track was “I Got You” which also happens to be the best track on the album. As mentioned previously, the album is classic Jack, which can be a good and bad thing. The good thing is he can really do no wrong with his acoustic campfire melodies, as they’re always enjoyable. The only downside is it’s nothing new, so it’s not blowing anybody away. I like it, it's not his best album, but I like it.
“I Got You” is one of the most easy-going love songs I’ve ever heard, and I absolutely love it. A sweet little acoustic melody with Johnson’s smooth voice while he whistles along puts the listener in a state of absolute peace.
A few other tracks do manage to stick out though. “Washing Dishes” is an upbeat, cute little get-along love song. “Tape Deck” is my other favorite on the album as it just sticks in my head. It’s another upbeat melody that reminisces back on the start-up days while Johnson and his friends were all learning instruments and aimed to be in their punk band playing Fugazi songs. The tempo just has my foot tapping and head nodding all the way through.
Lastly is “Home” which is a re-release after the song premiered on the soundtrack for Jack Johnson's directing of A Brokedown Melody. That version is personally one of my favorite Jack Johnson songs altogether, being more simple and pure than the From Here To Now To You version, but I can’t complain because it’s a great song in general. It’s a sweet song about honestly just life and living.
Jack Johnson can really do no wrong. He’s the man. People love him, critics love him, and what’s not to love? He’s the king of cool.
Jack Johnson – “I Got You”: