Syler Jones Proves His Soulful Lustre Is The Real Deal
Tumbling through the musical sluice of the internet, there exist those rare gems that all musical prospectors hope will find the way into their pan. And while creative tectonics often seed such finds in the musical motherlodes of the U.K. and the U.S., the equal access topography of the information super-highway means that you can excavate these aurally luminous rarities at any latitude and longitude. Such was the case for us recently when we found ourselves stopped in our tracks having unearthed Guatemalan singer-songwriter Syler Jones' attention grabbing talent.
Blessed with a voice that runs the gamut from tender falsetto hues to richly resonant and soaringly soulful exclamations, it was quickly apparent that Jones is effortlessly able to inhabit each word and phrase with the deepest of convictions and the most moving of emotional subtleties and vulnerabilities. From the elegaic poignance and gritty soul of his original song 'Gone With The Light' to his captivating re-imagining of James Blake's 'Retrograde', Jones talent positively radiates a most compelling of soulful lustres.
Whether he is placing his own unique touch to covers, or investing his own lyrics with a remarkable authenticity of expression and powerfully convincing gravitas, Jones showcases a talent that knows no boundaries, and would be just as at home in the neon jungles of London and Los Angeles as it is in Guatemala's temperate climes.