For those of you who, like me, follow news of new Jon McLaughlin music with a respectful sense of anticipation, you’ll be glad to hear his latest album, Forever If Ever, will see the light of day September 6th. More important, it sounds like he’s getting to go back to the sound of his first (and best) album Indiana, if this live performance of the title track can be properly judged. It’s a beautiful piano arrangement of a song that showcases his ability to craft a pop hook without drowning in modern pop mediocrity. Here’s hoping the new album gives his music enough room to breathe, because it could be one of 2011’s best pop albums … we’ll just have to wait and see!
Needless to say, McLaughlin is a central Indiana pop music treasure, and if you haven’t had the chance to hear his stuff, by all means check it out! You won’t be disappointed. Especially if you give Indiana an extended listen or three.