For several releases, J.P. Kallio’s signature sound has always been rooted in bare, acoustic rock with occasional session players, but it’s always been just his voice and the guitar. I’m Not Ready came as a surprise because of the introduction of the beats and vocal layering. Released February 12, the song is now available via YouTube and Bandcamp.
I really like it because it is a kind of sound you can listen to when you are on the go. It can be loud but at the same time laid back. And the ‘laid back’ quality of his music has led him to have loyal followers or supporters of his music.
I give two thumbs up to the quality of the song and the video. For those who aren’t aware yet, Kallio is based in Ireland, fronting a Celtic rock band Sliotar- that is if he is not pursuing his solo career.
The video was shot in Dublin, showcasing the sparkle of the river Liffey by night and also various places like Powerscourt and so much more. If you watch the video you will see various landmarks that I am sure you are familiar with.
I’m not ready
City lights and neon signs they shine so bright
All through out the night
Through the electric glow Its hard to see the stars
high up in the sky
I can hear a rumble and the beat
The rhythm of this town
Some say it’s just noise I believe its music
And I sing out loud
I’m not ready to put it all behind just yet
The thought of leaving makes my heart ache
There’s still so much to say before I forget
But I can see there’s not much more you can take
I remember just like yesterday the street where we had
Our first kiss
I remember how you broke my heart
Piece by piece
But you picked up the pieces
And mend it into one
The song was written, performed and recorded by J.P. Kallio