Jason Eady's Self-Titled Is a Wistful Reflection on the Past

It's a damn good one, too.
April 17, 2017, 2:00pm

Jason Eady has already proved himself to be a country artist worthy of sharing shelf space with the likes of Dwight Yokam on his 2014 release Daylight/Dark, and now he's back with his sixth record, a self-titled 10-song collection of classic, heart-wrenching, delicate country.

Songs like "Where I've Been" capture the heartbreak of trying to save a relationship where neither person has the energy to make it work, and "Why I Left Atlanta" throws its hands in the air and giving up on it. And though country music is no stranger to songs about Jesus Christ, Eady's "Barabbas"—a song about the man saved from crucifixion instead of Jesus—and "Black Jesus" remind us just how similar we all are.

The entire record is a wistful reflection on the past in every sense of the word. It meanders but never loses direction, and might make you want to take the day off and go floating down a river. Or is that just me?

Jason Eady is out April 21 on Thirty Tigers, but you can stream it ahead of time below. Preorder the album here.