“Let me sing to you, it’s just the way I pray,” sings Chris St. John as he plans to rise the chorale tune in his new single “A Box for Jewels.” His words hold such a lot of weight, the assertions they present clearly sourced from his heart and not some profound longing to be heard more than some other artist/lyricist out there this late spring.
St. John is risking such a large amount his spirit in this track, and however his interests come on solid and don’t yield for the length of the melody, they’re exactly what was needed for society pop fans needing a strong intense fix.
Intentionally reluctant however not to the purpose in baffling the progression of the refrains, the musicality here is an augmentation of the intelligent tone the verses are conveyed with. The instruments trudge alongside a similar predictable gleam we discover our vocalist exemplifying with his every refrain, and in spite of the fact that creation quality has a major part in making attachment in this single, it doesn’t merit the entirety of the recognition by any means. I think this would be similarly as incredible a tune face to face all things considered in studio-recorded structure, which isn’t valid for each track I’ve been auditing of late.
You can tell that Chris St. John is put resources into the sentiment he’s so epically depicting in graceful terms here, yet I like that he isn’t putting such a great deal his own life into the verses as to make the story they advise difficult to reach to a more extensive crowd.
This could be deciphered as being celebratory of adoration just as an elegiac dream just envisioned without heartfelt connection inside and out, outlining the duality of human connections rather richly – if not to some degree unexpectedly.
An excessive amount of clean on this expert blend would have made the snare a little saccharine in contrast with the hearty apparent presence it has in this manifestation of “A Box for Jewels,” and as long as St. John keeps on avoiding overindulgent beauty care products, his profession stock has no place to go except for up.
His is the sort of artist/lyricist profile that improves in a moderate setting than it does in something true to life or theoretically reformist, and I can hardly wait to perceive what it means for different parts in Americana across the underground. If it somehow happened to grab hold in the right spots, his standard could lift business as usual essentially.
I’m eager to hear more from Chris St. John as he discovers his balance in the indie genre. As for ‘A box for Jewels’, will surely be honey to your ears and deserves a play.
Reviewed by Deepali Sinha for The Outlooker Entertainment.