Artist Juston Hargrove is not only an adept musician; he’s a consistently intriguing, relatable lyricist. On “Off The Cliff” he melds an upbeat tune with downbeat our-relation- ship-went-south lyrics. In “Cosmic Waterfalls” the singer seems to be calling from a liquid netherworld between life and death. A paean to nostalgia, “I Told You So” recalls the words of a sage elder (“Don’t rush the process of growing old”) and captures a spirit of lost innocence. While each tune is graced by superior musicianship from Hargrove and his savvy mates, we wish his vocals were a bit more up in the mix. That said, Hargrove could also stand to improve the resonance of his falsetto, which is good but not as confident as it could be.
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