Jovi Skyler’s new album “Nothing To Do” is a clever fusion of punk, alternative rock, 90’s pop rock, and psychedelic rock, creating a unique and captivating musical experience. With a nod to the spirit of classic rock, the album takes listeners on a nostalgic journey while also incorporating modern elements and a fresh sound.
The album kicks off in a lively and energetic manner with the opening track, “If You Think So.” This song sets the tone for the album, featuring grunge and psychedelic undertones, heavy drums, and catchy lyrics and melodies. The accompanying music video, which cleverly combines edits from classic movies such as “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “My Own Private Idaho,” and “Dune,” enhances the psychedelic atmosphere of the song.
“If You Think So is a Beatlesque inspired song that explores the toxicity of falling into friendships that do more harm than good. I listened and watched, The Beatles – Yellow Submarine music video excessively on Youtube before I wrote If You Think So.” – Jovi Skyler
The second track, “Nervosa,” shifts gears musically, embracing a classic punk sound while maintaining laid-back vocals. It is a refreshing change of pace that adds diversity to the album and truly takes the listener on a musical journey. The sound then takes a heavier turn with “Danger Land,” a slower-paced song that leans more towards the world of metal than punk. With heavily distorted guitars and a prevalence of minor chords, this track showcases Jovi Skyler’s versatility as an artist.
In the mid-section of the album, “Got It Wrong” injects new energy, picking up the tempo and bringing a dose of 90s pop-rock vibes. Brightly toned guitars ring out alongside grungy vocals, creating a perfect blend of nostalgic sounds. “Evergreen” starts off with a solo bluesy guitar riff, but quickly transitions into a fast-paced punk rock anthem, with moments of ebbing and flowing into a more pop-rock sound. The song exemplifies the band’s ability to seamlessly combine different genres.
“Virtual Reality” and “Never Wanted” are also standout tracks on the album, showcasing strong guitar parts and dynamic performances. The album reaches its climax with the final two tracks, “Rocket” and “Survivor.” These songs are angsty and electrifying, leaving a lasting impact on the listener.
Lyrically, “Nothing To Do” explores themes of self-destruction, grief, loss, and toxic relationships. The songs are deeply personal and written from the soul, adding an emotional depth to the album. Jovi Skyler’s ability to infuse raw and honest storytelling with his unique blend of genres makes “Nothing To Do” a compelling and immersive musical experience.
Overall, Jovi Skyler’s “Nothing To Do” is a standout album that showcases his artistic versatility and ability to seamlessly blend different genres. With its clever fusion of punk, alternative rock, 90’s pop rock, and psychedelic rock, the album captivates listeners from start to finish. From the energetic and fun-filled tracks to the introspective and emotionally charged moments, “Nothing To Do” is a musical journey that will leave a lasting impression. Jovi Skyler’s talent shines through in every aspect of this album, making it a must-listen for fans of rock, grunge, and psychedelic music.
“All the songs on Nothing to Do were inspired by my mood. For me at least, a song comes from the gut. I just channeled my energy into my emotions, then everything spewed out from me. Not all at once of course, but gradually over time. It’s a weird sort of meditation, but it works for me. If I’m down in the dumps, nostalgic or not so for the past, fascinated about someone, or pissed off about something, then that will act as a spark for creation, it just happens by itself, without any planning whatsoever. Before you know it, you have a collection of songs, thus an album is born.”
– Jovi Skyler
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Written by Ryan Cassata