The Indie Source - Frank Jurgens Releases Self-Titled Album
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Singer/songwriters have been dominating the story in 2021, but unless you’ve heard what Frank Jurgens is mustering up in his new self-titled album, I don’t think you’ve heard some of the best the underground has to offer just yet.
Frank Jurgens doesn’t play by your rules - he’s got an ear for the fundamentals in pop songwriting, and he’s putting them to work in this album like nobody’s business. “Brown Suitcase,” “Who is to Blame,” “See it Coming Down” and “Emily” could have made a must-listen EP, but instead they’re joined by such an awesome cast of supporting characters in these additional songs that it’s hard to imagine listening to this record through without hearing every song it includes. Pop is such a volatile genre in music, and if there’s something that we can learn about its virtues from listening to an LP like Frank Jurgens, it’s that sometimes keeping things pretty simple can result in the most sophisticated of results.
The Hollywood Digest - Singer/Songwriter Frank Jurgens Releases Self-Titled Album
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A sexy groove and a dirty bassline is all Frank Jurgens needs to cut up a smooth harmony in the new track “Under Jacksons Bridge,” one of ten different tenacious entries in his new eponymous album, but the excitement doesn’t stop with this song. Throughout the whole of Frank Jurgens, we find layers of a composer’s personality just waiting to be peeled away, with the ultimate core of the record coming to us in the form of heartfelt harmonies in tracks like the bountiful “Emily,” “Not Getting Outta Here Alive,” and the unforgettably honest “Who is to Blame.”
There’s no fluff or synthetic filler to wade through when my man is making a point both lyrically and instrumentally; instead, I think his to-the-point style deserves to be noted and acclaimed for being the one-of-a-kind gem it really is. You could spend a lot of time scanning the radio looking for this kind of talent and find plenty of posers doing exactly what he’s trying to accomplish – or, you can check out this LP and find a guaranteed slew of treasures you’re not likely to put down anytime soon.
IndieShark - Frank Jurgens Releases Self-Titled LP
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If this is just a taste of what Frank Jurgens still has in the tank moving forward, I think we’re going to be seeing a generous increase in traffic among his content over the next couple of years. His talent is impossible for anyone to argue with, and this is a scenario in which it’s being made to support a sound that isn’t just emotionally charged but spirited in what it has to share with the world. I’m a fan of the Jurgens movement, and I see a lot of other discriminating critics feeling the same way.
IndiePuls Music - Frank Jurgens Releases New Album
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Jurgens’ smooth lead vocal is easily the most dominant component of any given performance here, but I think that in “Emily,” “Whole Lotta Blue,” “47 Boardwalk Lane” and “Brown Suitcase,” it’s more chills-inducing than most listeners will be prepared for. Better yet, there’s not just a lot of charm in his singing – there’s no ego for us to get around. At no point does it sound like we’re listening to someone immersed in self-righteousness, and while I think this guy knows how amazing of a singer he is, he doesn’t come across as being arrogant in his thread of lusty verses. He’s got a good handle on how to make this music appealing to just about any audience that cares for melodic pop, and that’s one attribute a lot of his rivals would just kill to have.
Melody Maker - Frank Jurgens is Back with New Album
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In songs like “Brown Suitcase,” Frank Jurgens is so much more than a singer; he’s a vocalist who can own the energy of the room even when he’s coming to us from within the four walls of a recording studio. His charisma is one of the focal points to be found in his new self-titled album, and whether you’ve heard his work before or not, he’s likely to make the sort of impression on listeners one isn’t soon to forget. The stylishness of this record alone makes it a worthwhile listen, but the substance seals it as a true masterpiece.
Frank's Debut Album - 'Last Call at the TIki Bar'
REVIEWS FROM NASHVILLE
"We were carried away and loved every second of it! Hit repeat and play it again. We're hooked!"
"I could not stop singing this song! It stuck in my head like al dente pasta to a wall!"
"Really happy, feel good song. It made me smile as I listened."
"The chorus and hook are extremely catchy. I was singing it way after listening to it! "
"A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE" NeuFutur Magazine
There is so little in the way of feel good music out today, and it really takes someone like Frank Jurgens to inject a little bit of sunshine to what is a pretty bleak era of music. “Date Night, the Game” is a track that ties together a wide swath of music, playing on the works of individuals like Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty, and even Warren Zevon. The chorus hits and sticks with listeners, no matter how long it may be since the last time that individuals have heard the disc. “Last Call At The Tiki Bar”, the titular track, is another high point for Jurgens on the disc. The track itself continues the trends heard during “Date Night, the Game” while adding some interesting new twists and turns to the mix.
This means that the track showcases a love for the works of a Randy Newman, with a piano line that will titillate while keeping a solid momentum. “I Ain’t Proud About It Baby” is another album-expanding track: a fifties sound comes forth that taps both the rockabilly and early rock style, while still showcasing Jurgens’ unique allure. The track deftly balances the instrumental and vocal sides to Jurgens’ album, with each side going full-bore throughout the song. “Who’s That Lady With the Long Blonde Curly Hair” continues to shake things up, with Jurgens going way back to almost a jazz style for the space of the song. Despite all these trips and treks through the corpus of American music, the talent shown here by Jurgens is the common thread that unites everything on “Last Call At The Tiki Bar” and ensures that listeners will stick with the disc throughout.
If you want your music to both be crafted with the utmost care as well as bring a smile to your face, picking up “Last Call At The Tiki Bar” is essential. After doing that, see the magic that is created in an intimate live setting when Jurgens takes the stage!
First off, I have to mention the front cover of this new record—Simply Awesome! All summer, completely tropical and always laid-back is the vibe that bounces off from the art. You see two palm trees holding up a hammock made of piano keys while the sun beams are gleaming in every direction. I, myself, am a HUGE summer/tropical person, so much respect for the cover art. Sand, beaches, water, palm trees, sandals, your favorite summertime drinks (margarita!) and of course that fun-in-the-sun/kick-back-and-relax mentality I definitely relate with. Not to mention the bright colors used for the front cover are so appealing and inviting—job well done!