Head High marks the debut of singer/songwriter duo Alexander Jean. It’s a short six-song journey, but they’re all the EP needs. This may be their first offering, but BC Jean and Mark Ballas establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Each song is a masterpiece with contagious melodies that will entice fans and maintain a replay ability that will not grow stale.
With Jean’s powerful vocals and Ballas’ musicianship, the self-described “gypsy” pair invites listeners with lovelorn tales of young, tortured souls—whether they’re feeling low on dark days (“Head High”) or enduring toxic relationships they can’t abandon (“So Bad,” “Whiskey & Morphine”).
Score: 9 out of 10
Producer: Mark Ballas, Bryan Todd, Steve Solomon