'Nightly Suicide' by RJ Comer album review

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Americana and Blues singer-songwriter RJ Comer released his newest album, Nightly Suicide, on March 25 via Growling Moon Records. The album features down to earth tunes, easy acoustic sound and emotion filled lyrics.

This being Comer’s second EP release as a solo artist, he seems to have perfected his unique Bluesy, Rock, Americana sound. With no frills, Comer sings deep songs that tell a story to smooth acoustic sound. Nightly Suicide has six songs that showcase Comer’s gritty, soulful voice and guitar skills. Overall the album is impactful and smooth. Something easy to listen to and even singalong with while driving down the open road or relaxing after a long day.

Comer should be applauded for his amazing songwriting lyrical skills. Each song is personal and poetic. The album deals with powerful topics like addiction, redemption, failed relationships and cruising along the open road.

Lead single and title track “Nightly Suicide” is a homage to Charles Bukowski, German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. The song also touches on Comer’s early life: “a lot of heavy drinking and nightly self-destruction,” according to a press release. Nightly Suicide is both entertaining and meaningful.

The Los Angeles artist is previously known as the lead singer of Dance Hall Pimps, a blues-rock band. Comer toured as a solo artist from British Columbia, Canada to New Orleans and recently performed four shows in Austin during SXSW week.

 

Credit: RJ Comer Press Photo
Credit: RJ Comer Press Photo

 

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