Sojourner

New Music Critique: Sojourner

Production 8
Lyrics8
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship8
7.6

A four-piece rock band fronted by singer/guitarist Christian Brown, Sojourner are a supertight unit (great drumming) whose sound, while not all that original, is thoroughly likeable, full of sunny sugar-rush energy. At the same time, the lyrics (recorded in crystal-clear fashion) are quite probing and thoughtful, dwelling on struggles of teen life as in “Never Really Ready.” Just as spry and relatable is “One Step Forward,” but like each of the band’s songs it’s also guilty of being too long, wearing out its welcome by the three-minute mark. We like “Always Around” the most, thanks to a wailing synthesizer whose presence gives the song a special impact. This band has a winning quality that’s worth developing.

Contact: mgmt@sojournertheband.com
Web: sojournertheband.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/ TV
Style: Alternative Rock