Jim Drew - Someone's Mona Lisa

Tuesday 7th May 2002
Jim Drew - Someone's Mona Lisa
Jim Drew - Someone's Mona Lisa

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Back in CR43, we published a little feature on this excellent US singer/songwriter whose 'Toys In The River' album made it to the UCB Europe playlist. Now comes another set of self-penned songs and again we can report that Jim is not one of those earnest wannabes with a folder full of evangelical cliches but a crafter of thoughtprovoking songs, full of colourful imagery. So whether he deals with the willingness of the Lord to shock our conventions as he brings a healing ("Come Let Me Spit In Your Eyes"); our willingness to get sidetracked on the dumbest rumours ("Why 2K"); or the absurdity of prejudice ("What Colour Am I"), this set of gutsy pop rock songs is crammed full of good ideas. As good a songwriter as anyone Nashville has got, this guy demands investigation.

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