Noth­ing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now

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Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle is an old soul, with a voice that creaks and croaks like some­one twice his age. On his lat­est al­bum, the 30 year-old song­writer down­plays his coun­try roots and rein­vents him­self as a dis­ci­ple of Mem­phis soul.

The acous­tic gui­tars and twangy melodies, two main­stays of Mr. Earle’s Amer­i­cana sound, haven’t been thrown out the win­dow. They share equal space with sax­o­phones and muted trum­pet so­los this time around, though, and the over­all sound owes more to Stax Records than mid-cen­tury Nashville. Even coun­try boys need to dance once in awhile.

Speak­ing of danc­ing, “Noth­ing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now” shines its bright­est when­ever the tem­pos pick up.

BLOOD­SHOT RECORDS VIA AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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