The first thing to know about this album is that you shouldn’t judge it by the first song. One would have to agree with one of the reviews on Bandcamp for this album, in the fact that Whiskey Song doesn’t have anything to offer. It feels like it was just thrown together with a bunch of vices (drinking, smoking, etc.) and the lyrics were just haphazardly tossed in. The fill-ins of all the talking and sirens make it a corny sounding song as well.
However, if you keep listening to the music it gets better. Jay Regan should have saved that first song for the last. Can’t Let Go kind of has a 70s or 80s rock vibe. It sounds like something that would have come out in those good times of rock. It definitely gives the album more credibility and better reflects Regan’s talents. That sound will continue throughout the album.
The album has 15 songs and, like many singer/songwriters, Regan did the majority of the work all by himself, It’s definitely worth a listen for rock fans. The songs, aside from track one, are all amazing and well put together. You’ll find yourself enjoying the lyrics as much as the instrumentation.
Regan’s music has been described as being a combination of a variety of sub-genres, including modern rock, folk rock, classic rock, R&B and southern rock. It mostly has that classic rock vibe. There was some southern rock feel in that first track, though. If you’re looking for something that is rock and relaxing, takes you back in time, and has a good groove, this is it.