A unique blend of southern soul with a hint of the west coast evolves throughout the album. It is then embellished by the Uptown Horns, whose playing is interwoven with an ethereal style of backing vocals. The delicate merging of both demonstrates pure genius on the part of Dixon and his production.
The songs, once again, see Rooney take us on an observational and, at times, reflective emotional journey through life’s ups and downs including love, loss and loneliness, and the frailties of the human spirit. His vocal delivery is sweet and intimate.
All ten songs on the album Joy seamlessly take the listener on an aural experience which ends as good as it starts. The quality of the songs lends themselves to the ensemble.
Mixed by Mitch Easter with his trademark hi-fi signature, and produced by Don Dixon, this album will delight any fan of southern soul.
We hope you En-JOY!