Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of May 13, 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of “Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews” for 2022. (Bitmoji property of Jake’s Take)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

Welcome to the second May 2022 edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We have a lot of new music reviews.

Ann Wilson’s Fierce Bliss is one amazing album that would satisfy rock music fans! (Album cover property of Silver Lining Ltd.)

Fierce Bliss by Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson has one of rock and roll’s most remarkable voices. The Heart frontwoman released her first solo studio album in four years: Fierce Bliss. Recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studio, the album contains a mixture of cover songs and original tunes. In addition, country music legend Vince Gill joined the “Barracuda” vocalist on the tender “Love of My Life.” Ms. Wilson has not lost her innate ability to capture listeners’ ears with superb vocals. 

Tracks to Download: “Black Wing,” “Bridge of Sighs,” “Love of My Life,” “Missionary Man,” & “A Moment in Heaven.”

Jack Harrow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You is probably one of the most disappointing albums of 2022. (Album cover property of Generation Now & Atlantic Records)

Come Home the Kids Miss You by Jack Harlow 

Jack Harlow is one of Generation Z’s resident rappers. His breakout single: “Whats Poppin,” was heavily featured on TikTok, and his collaboration with fellow Gen Z rapper Lil Nas X, “Industry Baby,” reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100. The Louisville, Kentucky native recently dropped his sophomore effort: Come Home the Kids Miss You. Honestly, I was bored with the album after “First Class,” which sampled Fergie’s “Glamourous.” There were dozens of songwriters and producers on this record. Having too many creatives in the recording studio destroyed this record. Unfortunately, not even the superb “Churchill Downs” that featured Drake could save Come Home the Kids Miss You. D+ 

Tracks to Download: “First Class” & “Churchill Downs.”

“Move” by DNCE 

After a three-year hiatus, DNCE is back! Lead vocalist Joe Jonas, drummer Jack Lawless, and guitarist JinJoo Lee released “Move.” The former Voice Australia coach co-wrote the tune with Ryan Tedder and Andrew DeRoberts. The song is a dance and funk track that will make everyone groove in their seats. I cannot wait to hear more music from DNCE! B+ 

“Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga

The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer released her first solo song of 2022. “Hold My Hand” is the first single off the long-awaited Top Gun sequel – Top Gun: Maverick. Lady Gaga reunited with her Joanne and Chromatica collaborator BloodPop to pen this tune that perfectly transports listeners to the Top Gun universe. I got chills from this song, and I hope that “Hold My Hand” is featured in this year’s Oscars and Grammys race. A+

“Thought You Should Know” by Morgan Wallen 

Country music star Morgan Wallen delivered another home run with his second single of 2022. “Thought You Should Know” is a beautiful song that features The Voice: Season Six alum’s thoughts during his phone call with his mother. 2022 could be Morgan Wallen’s year if he continues to release this fantastic quality of new music. B

“Cooped Up” by Post Malone featuring Roddy Ricch

Post Malone dropped the second single off his upcoming fourth studio album: Twelve Carat Toothache. The “Sunflower” singer-rapper recruited Roddy Ricch for the album’s second single: “Cooped Up.” Post Malone and Roddy Ricch co-wrote the track with Post’s frequent collaborator Louis Bell. Roddy Ricch’s verse was terrific, and Post delivered his signature vibe throughout the song.  A-

“Memories” by YUNGBLUD & WILLOW

British alternative rocker Yungblud teamed up with Willow Smith for a fiery track: “Memories.” The “11 Minutes” singer and the Red Table Talk co-host push each other musically with this alternative punk rock single. “Memories” continues Willow’s 2022 hot streak as she was featured on successful tracks such as Machine Gun Kelly’s “Emo Girl” and Camilla Cabello’s “Psychofreak.” The song also sets the stage for the latest chapter in Yungblud’s career. B+ 


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