With his most recent EP release Wind Song in circulation, and a handful of acoustic solo shows under his belt, local indie-soul act Jacob Peter is finally debuting his new material with a full band in tow at Dreamland tonight.
It’d be tough to not call attention to the similarities in song stylings that Jacob shares with John Mayer (more so during his Born and Raised days), though there is a slightly more theatrical quality to this EP. The lyrics deliver honest sentiments about navigating through the often ambivalent landscape of love, loss and exploration of oneself — moving forward from it, being pushed backwards by it, and standing still through it all.
The instrumentals are anything but uncertain. They are warm, they are haunting, they are demonstrative of all the intricacies hiding between those two things. They effectively bring listeners on a journey; one that I can only imagine will be heightened in a live setting with a full band.
Offering support as openers are Dreambeaches, who has recently made waves (ones to surf on of course) with a well-received debut single, and easeful singer-songwriter, Kothen.
Admission is only $3 at the door, and $5 gets you in with a hard copy of the Wind Song EP. More information can be found here.