Review – JP Hoe

By: Heather Young

Album- Hideaway
Release Date- Aug 21st 2015
iTunes Link –
Genre – Folk Pop

Winnipeg native JP Hoe has released his new album “Hideaway” today. The album was produced by Dana Matyas (Imaginary Cities) and mastered by Joao Carvalho who has worked with artists like City and Colour, Serena Ryder and Sloan. With all of this talent going into one record, you can only assume it would blow your mind, and that it does. “Hideaway” follows the highly praised “Mannequin” (2012) from the six time Western Canadian Music Award nominee JP Hoe. This album is a golden example of the pure talent JP has.

“Hideaway” opens with his single “Beautifully Crazy” the track is smooth and almost majestic. The whole thing just reminds me of something you would hear from the great U2. The lyrics describe people society deems crazy, but finding the beauty in that instead of trying to save them. This one really stood out to me and I found myself listening to it on repeat. Without giving you a full run down of every track and what makes it amazing (because trust me I totally could) the next one that really stood out to me was “That Word”.  This song is just incredibly well written with brilliant lyrics and a catchy chorus. It quickly became one of my favourites. This whole album is a stunning piece of work that showcases not only JP’s strong and very complex vocal abilities, but his distinctive song writing skills. It’s no wonder people are taking notice.

“Hideaway” is full of extremely powerful tracks that will be an excellent addition to any music lovers playlist. I highly recommend it to anyone that really enjoys music to get lost in and lyrics with substance. Be sure to hit up iTunes on the 21st and see for yourself and be prepared to be blown away.

Rating: 4.5/5

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