Jesse Marchant announces Illusions of Love for 1/26 release

by Woody on December 20, 2017

Photo credit: Jen Steele

Jesse Marchant is set to release his fourth album on 1/26 via the fine folks at No Other. Illusions of Love will be his fourth album and I’ll be the first to admit that I hadn’t heard of him prior to this press release. Well color me a fan as I’ve been digging into his older stuff and his new tunes sound tasty. If you’re unfamiliar with his work like I was, I’d describe it as ethereal Americana. It really is something else. Here’s some info on the upcoming album.

Illusion of Love marks the end of an era. It’s the sound of awakening and emergence – from crises both personal and political. Though the opening track, “All These Kids I Never Knew,” starts the record off with Marchant recalling a year of social atrocities alone at the piano “shot in the back / while running away”, leading the first-time listener to believe that he might be setting the table for a collection of lonely ruminations, the opposite holds true. It’s a farewell to isolation, ushering in an album of buoyant, triumphant anthems. “Heart of Mine,” one of the album’s lead singles, which Marchant and his band tear through with an urgency unhinged, channels the essence of Neil Young with the spirit of Jim James, relating from the soul of a troubled youth as it comes to learn defiance.

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