From Los Angeles, CA comes the beautiful soul and blues filled sound of Baskerville Jones. Jones possesses, without a doubt, one of the smoothest voices around, and on her beautifully produced EP Mile 1, she is set to raise the bar for many new artists.
The opening track Mile 1 starts out with a smooth and groovy guitar riff, followed by the charming and harmonic voice of Baskerville Jones. Where most song writers would have chosen to add a drum track, some bass, and perhaps an extra guitar, this track daringly chooses to keep it stripped down and honest. It is a smart move by Jones, as it allows us to see what she has to offer in its beautiful pure state. This is a great track from start to finish, and it successfully does what opening tracks are meant to do, it hooks you in by getting you excited for the next tracks to come.
The following track So Right amps up the vocals to a higher pitched range, without losing the softness that Baskerville Jones brings to the table. It is a pleasant little track that might very well become the staple of many coffee shops in the future. It is as stripped down as Mile 1, and just as well received, but faster paced.
Masquerade is the first track that introduces a beat, but like everything I have heard so far from this EP, the song keeps well within the safe and pleasant listening realm, and does not get even momentarily aggressive. It is clear that Baskerville Jones is set to gain many fans on just how emotionally acceptable these songs are in their entirety.
On This Day opens with a beautiful grand piano which pairs amazingly well with the luscious sound of Baskerville Jones. Not afraid to keep it stripped down to the honest and vulnerable core, On This Day will be the favorite for many potential brides to come.
The last lyrical track off Mile 1 is titled It’s Gonna Rain, and like all the previous tracks, this one plays out just as beautifully, just as honestly, and just as pure. Out of all of the tracks on this ethereal sounding album, this one brings the most to the table in regards to showcasing what Baskerville Jones brings to the table.
Although this EP doesn’t break any genre barriers, it never needed to anyway. What it did need to do was play out the way that it did, as a sweet gem of an EP with grand production and honest song writing. For anyone that needs a quiet album on a rainy day, or an album that is easy to absorb, this is a great album to listen to, and I would highly suggest you do so on some high end headphones as well.