Jackson Howard – Just for the Mystery
Jubilant and jaunty, Jackson Howard crafts a timeless classic pop confection with the lovely “Just for the Mystery”. Production values are crystal clear further emphasizing the joy that pours out of the piece. Instrumentally rich, there is something so polished, almost cinematic about the sound. Reminiscent of a 70s-soulful sound akin to Todd Rundgren’s approach, the melody lingers in the mind long after it is over. Guitar work adds to the overall psychedelic experience that defines the entirety of the piece. Serving as the anchor of the track is the elegant piano work that weaves itself across the entirety of the track.
The song opens with a sunny, summery note. Celebratory, the vocals rise above the rest of the track. Gradually the piece unfolds in a glorious way. Poetic lyricism adds to the overall welcoming presence of the track. Slowly but surely Jackson Howards includes a greater variety of textures into the sound. By choosing such a happy approach the song touches the very heart, with a piece that truly explores the power of rich and fulfilling relationships. Little flourishes weave their way into the overall piece, like the effortlessly graceful work of the guitars in how they help to tie so much together. Rhythms possess a warm, almost homey kind of demeanor as the song soars up into a brilliant blaze for its passionate finale.
Downright delightful, there is a true sense of childlike wonder on Jackson Howard’s colorful sound of “Just for the Mystery”.