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Jon McLaughlin's new album Promising Promises embodies McLaughlin's irresistible songwriting style along with his sweetly melancholic approach to storytelling. As he explains, "It feels really good to have a record that I'm working on that I can really deliver wholeheartedly knowing that the fans are getting a piece of me." He continues, "There isn't a note on the record that I didn't spend hours scrutinizing over, or at the very least sitting with and playing over and over again. I feel like it's a real connection to me." Promising Promises takes flight on the album's first single, "Summer Is Over," (featuring Sara Bareilles) written for a friend in the throes of a crushing break-up. The track is the perhaps the most incendiary of Jon's career. Also at the core of Promising Promises are songs like "These Crazy Times,' (written after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill), "If Only I" (bearing a different take on loss, written from the perspective of a person deeply, madly in love with someone they've never worked up the courage to talk to) and the album's consuming title track, "Promising Promises," a piano tour-de-force.
|1. Promising Promises|
|2. You Never Know|
|3. Summer Is Over feat. Sara Bareilles|
|4. The Atmosphere|
|5. What I Want|
|6. I'll Follow You|
|7. Maybe It's Over (feat. Xenia Martinez)|
|8. If Only I|
|10. Without You Now|
|11. My Girl Tonight|
|12. These Crazy Times|
Great CD, Jon knows how to tell emotional stories with his music.Published 4 months ago by Chad Jennens
I LOVE Jon and this is a really good cd. It is perfect, all of his songs have really good lyrics and meaning. He is a really good songwriter and his piano skills are amazing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sheila Juaristi
He's such a talented singer/musician/songwriter. I absolutely love this album! He never disappoints. I like every song on this cd. Way to go, Jon!Published 15 months ago by learner of life
Love Jon McLaughlin's music. Emotionally draws you in. I especially love the song - You Never Know. Great CD. I highly recommend it.Published 22 months ago by mary wren
Love, love, LOVE Jonmcl! Amazing voice, amazing talent on the piano, awesome lyrics. Oh and did I mention he's pretty funny? Keep churning out great records, Jon. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Misty Gunter
First 4 songs are great, then track 8 - 9- 10-11 which for a cd with many good songs is nice to have.
This is very good. There is not any mistakes or disadvantages that i do not like. I bought this for my friends, she likes it.Published on June 27, 2013 by Jiasi T.
Without question one of my favorite albums. Not just of the last year or two, but of all time! My goodness, but he has talent!Published on March 19, 2013 by stixx