Music Video: Javier Rodaro - Ain't Gonna Change Your Mind
Two for the price of one is always a good deal, and, when it comes to 17-year-old Austrian singer/songwriter Javier Rodaro, you certainly get your musical money's worth. Cultivating an accomplished, indie-rock/soul vibe in both his capacity as a solo artist and as front-man for the indie/rock band The Westsides, Rodaro sets a maturely impressive tone with the gruff mellifluousness of his preternaturally soulful voice. With the band having already released its 'Natural' EP last year, Rodaro has himself just released the acoustic introspection and emotive poignance of his solo 'Wide Eyed' EP. Displaying an adroitly polished songwriting instinct for articulating the often confusing travails of love's turbulent emotional jumble, the urgently gritty passion of his soulful delivery lends a moving sincerity to his heartfelt lyricism. Corralling his significant musical skill into two different musical ventures is an achievement in itself, regardless of age, and his obvious and intuitive talent leaves little doubt that for Rodaro the musical future is bright indeed.