Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (album review)

by Woody on September 13, 2019

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (henceforth known as JPKS) is one of the most criminally underrated songwriters and musicians of the last ten years. My only explanation for that is people are morons. JPKS’s music whether it be solo, with Water Liars or Marie/Lepanto has always had a propensity of buckling my knees. It just made me hurt in all the right places.

However on Take Heart, Take Care things seems a little brighter. After his show this past Monday night I made that comment to him and he told me (I’m paraphrasing here) that he had to sort of relearn his craft to come out songs from a different place. While the songs might be coming from a sunnier perspective place, they certainly don’t lack in the ability to make you feel.

The second track, Friend of Mine, is such a hopeful tune. The guitar lick sets the tone and the lyrics hammer home the spirit of being “reborn” and living for the good. The title track showcases JPKS’s vocals at their best. The lyrics tickle your spine, as JPKS comes across as someone trying to pass words of wisdom down to a younger charge.

Take Heart, Take Care stands among his best work. And I can’t stress this enough, go see his band live while they’re on tour.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

ali ft September 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm

yeah , good album…

Maral September 16, 2019 at 1:29 am

thank you for this album information
great
thans hearya.com

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