It's been a long wait for those of us who fell in love with Jesse's music on Rising Star to get his debut album and it was definitely worth it. His style has a classic rock vibe but with a air of freshness that is truly satisfying. From the opening notes of the song "Preaching Like the Pope" which details his journey from winning the only season of Rising Star and the record company trying to get him to change who he is as an artist to doing thing his way to the closing track "Tamed" you know you're in for a treat. He gives the listener a satisfying blend of originals and covers that shows him to be a true original. His decision to put a cover version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" (the song he performed on his Rising Star audition) was a stroke of pure brilliance as it shows just how far he's come.
I am totally in love with this album and my only criticism is that I wish it was longer. It's the album my 1960's vintage turntable has been waiting for.