Jon DeRosa’s world is intrinsically linked to places unseen as his music weaves together the spiritual and the psychedelic. But while his lyrics are celestial in nature, his sound is warm, hovering in familiar terrain. Without a doubt, DeRosa applies a crooner’s sensibility both to his vocal style and production. Hints of country, Americana and even a bit of post-punk can be heard throughout the album, but what stands out more than anything is DeRosa’s textured and dynamic voice. It brings about a darker quality and is the kind of Morrissey baritone that hits straight to the heart. Below is the original single off his sophomore album Black Halo.
Listen to "High and Lonely" below:
Listen to David Sisko's remixed version below: