James Labrosse – “Find a Way” (track review)
Many believe that jazz has lost its way. Gone are the days of Tin Pan Alley and pop chart domination, sure, but the genre very much lives on as a captivating musical movement focused on innovation based in history. James Labrosse’s music doesn’t challenge convention so much as it naturally feeds off of it to pursue new sonic realms. “Find A Way” is indicative of just as much.
The lead single from off of Labrosse’s new album, Orange Night, “Find A Way” fuses R&B and flamenco ingenuity with modern production to create an exciting soundscape for listeners to lose themselves in. It’s an ensnaring take on new age jazz that may not even, at first, feel worthy of a roots enthusiast’s ear. It is, after all, developed around an electronic core despite a swath of tangible instruments on display. Albeit, its soaring, ethereal innovations just so happen to work, taking listeners on a captivating space adventure with a gorgeous, full-bodied vocal at its center. It’s well worth an ear.