Jack Shields’ “Leaving California” starts out slowly enough before gradually gaining momentum and moving into a much more alt-rock based sounds. The natural, very close knit sound that Shields cultivates during this single is inviting. The beauty of his voice is shown quite well, acting as the perfect counterpoint for the more guitar/drum-led, jam band style that picks up at around the 2:45 mark. Particular kudos has to be given to the guitar solo that nearly overwhelms things before the more sedate sound comes back in a strong format. Leaving California is a beautiful track, and is something we’ll continue to listen to through the autumn.
Jack Shields “Leaving California” / http://www.facebook.com/JackShieldsMusic