Artist (Words, Music, Vocals and Acoustic Guitar): Dino Jag
Musicians: Aaron Sterling, drums; Corey Britz, bass; Tim Pierce, guitar; Jeff Bova, keyboards; Carroll Hatchet and Bernard Fowler, backing vocals
Producer: Jeff Bova
Recorded at: Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood
Maintaining a stunning prowess to express a wide range of both rational and emotional reactions to life’s complex situations isn’t a quality that everyone possesses. But singer-songwriter Dino Jag is naturally proving that it’s entirely possible to exhibit a sensible attitude to both the happy and upsetting moments in life on his latest EP, the pop-rock infused ‘Breakthrough.’
The Adelaide, South Australian-based musician isn’t afraid to explore new vocal and instrumental sounds in a uniquely electrifying way on the five-track album. Jag’s exuberant energy effortlessly shines on every song, whether he’s singing about the first time the woman he loves caught his eye, or how he feels as though his life has been spinning out of control since she left him.
‘Breakthrough’ begins with one of its best entries, ‘Two Young Hearts,’ which enthralling features engaging rock guitar riffs and vocals that are evocative of Coldplay’s signature style. Jag reminisces about the first time the woman he loves caught his eye, and how he has always cared about her. He humbly admits that he didn’t know how to properly treat her when they first met, so he’s eager to start over, and fall in love, with her again.
Another noteworthy song on the musician’s latest EP is its third entry, ‘My Life Is Changed.’ Once again infused with a sound that powerfully invokes the signature style of the Grammy Award-winning British rock band, Jag sentimentally remembers the way he spent time with the woman he loves. Reflecting on how his life has changed without her, he yet again powerfully admits that he doesn’t want to open his eyes, because he knows she’ll no longer be there with him. Driven by slow and sentimental lyrics, the song has the potential to be a adult contemporary hit that would serve as a stunning score in an emotional film scene between significant others.
While ‘Breakthrough’ will surely leave a lasting impression on many listeners with its stunning and emotional ballads, Jag also naturally knows how to lift spirits with his upbeat and inspirational tracks. The songs ‘Nothing But You’ and ‘You Make Me Feel So Good,’ the latter of which serves as the EP’s debut single, feature uplifting rock and R&B-infused pop guitars, drums and keyboards. The musician powerfully calls upon inspiration from such noteworthy pop rock bands as Maroon 5 and OneRepublic, as he alluringly croons about how he can’t think of anything but the woman he loves.
Jag’s new EP ends on a gripping note with the title track, which chronicles how the woman he loves has shaken his foundation. The entry, which is destined to become a classical adult contemporary pop single, features an enthralling keyboard that highlights that no one has made him feel this way before. Both ‘Breakthrough’ the song and the record prove that Jag will never be the same again, as he shares his passion and talent with the world.
The musician candidly showcases that it’s entirely possible to maintain a logical perspective to both the joyous and discontent moments in life throughout all five stunning tracks on ‘Breakthrough.’ The musician didn’t hold back in exploring new vocal and instrumental sounds in a uniquely captivating way on the noteworthy EP. Jag’s exuberant energy effortlessly shines on every song, whether he’s singing about the first time his love caught his eye, or how he feels as though his life has been spinning out of control since she left him. The musician proves that he has a promising future with his emotional and relatable lyrics and soothing vocals on the gripping album.
For more information on Jag, visit his official website, as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages. Listen to the ‘Breakthrough’ EP in its entirety, and watch the ‘You Make Me Feel So Good’ lyric video, below. Buy ‘Breakthrough’ on multiple services, including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, here.
Written by: Karen Benardello