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Jimmie Allen “Mercury Lane” ~Album Review

Mercury Lane, named for the street he grew up on, is Allen’s first full-length album. The project comes nearly one year to the day after Allen quietly dropped his self-titled EP which earned him recognition on a slew of “Artist to Watch” titles. The album pays tribute to the origin of his incredible story of perseverance, as depicted in his docu-series Jimmie Allen All In, and the influence home and family has had on his journey. Mercury Lane, produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres is available NOW here.

The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, with his debut single “Best Shot” in the Top 20 and climbing.

I just finished listening to Jimmie’s entire album “Mercury Lane” and I will describe it as incredible.  Jimmie co-wrote 8 of 15 songs, those songs are his story, they reflect his life, the highs and lows, good times and bad. The album starts off with the upbeat, sing a long chorus “American Heartbreaker”. “Underdogs” is a song that is dedicated to anyone with big dreams and a desire to succeed, for anyone who thinks they may not be able to make it… Jimmie shows you with hard work and dedication you can make your dream come true.

Mercury Lane is one of those albums that you can put on and like every single song, you find yourself singing along in no time. I like them all but I will highlight my absolute favourite tracks off the record starting with “Underdogs” I think this is #1 for me because not music related but I know what it is like to have dreams and work harder than you ever imagined to make them come true. If you told me 5 years ago that I would own a media publication and be photographing all the artists and musicians that I am… I would have laughed but now here I am.

“Best Shot” has the most beautiful lyrics, I’m a sucker for songs like this and this one is incredible. I like the music, his voice has a soft touch in this song that just makes the lyrics touch your heart.

“All Tractor’s Ain’t Green” is an inspiring and uplifting song that I hope gets released as a single and gets the fame it deserves. It is a positive and powerful message that the world needs to hear more than ever now.

“I learned back when I was young
Be who you are and know where you’re from
And we ain’t got to be just alike
Not everything is black or white

All guitars don’t sound the same
Can’t judge whiskey by the bottle
It might go against the grain of that country boy motto
Sometimes what you get ain’t always what you see
All fields ain’t corn, and all tractors ain’t green”

My overall opinion on Jimmie’s new album is that you need to go buy it. It is a mix of inspiring, fun, powerful songs that highlight his personal journey and his hard work since moving to Nashville in 2007. There is a track for everyone to relate to one way or another. We saw Jimmie perform last year at Cavendish Beach Music Festival and to be completely honest, it was our first time hearing him. I was so impressed, his performance was high energy, his voice is incredible and over all, I can’t wait to see him again! Be sure to check out “Mercury Lane”, you will NOT be disappointed.



Twitter: @JimmieAllen