Album Review: "Speed of Sound" by Jesse Lynn Madera (8/10)


Prod: Dan Navarro, Jim Scott, Ryan Hadlock  

Speed of Sound is the second album released by West Virginian singer-songwriter Jesse Lynn Madera. The lead single (and album opener), “Austin,” is anthemic, a rock-leaning full-band-splaying track that gets our “hips moving to the song on the radio.” “Last Call,” a duet with co-writer Dan Navarro, is sung entirely in harmony and is reminiscent of some of the folk pop golden age of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Nostalgia for Americana’s yesteryear makes Madera a prime choice for summertime playlists around the firepit.