What does it sound like?:
I am surprise. Willie’s boy and his band hadn’t made Neil Young’s recent effort anything more than an effort (again …), and I wasn’t expecting much from this. There’s a consistently high quality of songwriting here, with a variety of mood that shows Lukas to be a more than capable singer – he’s not afraid to lift the melody into something emotional, and to inhabit the lyric. He’s a real singer, from the heart, and it’s a beautiful thing to hear. There’s nothing (thank gawd) lo-fi or Americana about this, no going-through-the-motions for form’s sake. You can hear his old man’s influence, but that’s a good thing, because it is only influence, and a good one. This isn’t (as it frequently is) the vanity exercise of a showbiz child. The musicians are worthy of the material, showing their paces through lazy shuffles, ballads, a bit of Feat-ish boogie beat, blues-ish rockers, and even an extended guitar jam where eight minutes pass like three. And some of these songs will have you reaching for guitar, if you’re that way inclined, because you’ll want to sing them.
What does it all *mean*?
You really should buy this. Promise of the Really!
Goes well with…
The rest of your music collection, unless you’re Beany.
Might suit people who like…
Songs. Oh – and Lady Gaga!