“Peace At Last”, the fourth full-length CD release by singer-songwriter Jay Jacobson, finds him building warm pop grooves, expressive classical elements, and gorgeous harmonies, on top his personal brand of emotional trip-hop.
From the defiant opening track, “Still Standing”, the gut wrenching heartbreak of “And Now”, and the inspiring chorus of the title track, “Peace At Last”, this CD’s eleven songs weave a stunning trail through the ups and downs of human existence. Jay’s soaring falsetto glides over melodious electronica, telling of how we are “So Small” in a world so large. The dance beats of “Overtaken” reminds us of that our “minds have taken over/taken over our lives”. The tracks masterfully look at the human experience, poetically summed up in the chorus of “This is Life”: “there’s the good and the bad/and the happy and sad/it all comes with the price of a life”. Included in this gorgeous collection of songs, is the bouncy piano driven bonus track, “Human Nature”, written specifically for his upcoming one-man-show, “Mental Creatures”, which mixes character driven stories with songs from Jay’s CD repertoire.
“Peace At Last” is a captivatingly striking beacon of sound, soul, and heart, among Jay’s library of music.