There is no lie when it is stated that Jetty Rae is untethered. The self-imposed nomad has been living in her vintage 1979 Jet Stream trailer with her husband, two children and their pug for quite a while. This adventuring lifestyle imprints itself all over the her new album, Can’t Curse The Free. The free-spirited and unconventional essence of the festival veteran singer-songwriter life gives her songs an equally unconventional feel to them, but in a wonderfully charming manner.
The first single, “Queen of the Universe”, is a powerful anthem that is meant to ease tensions among family members. It is a full of bluesy guitar riffs and strong percussions that give the track a brilliant foundation. While Rae‘s pure folk-rock vocals are nothing short of spectacular, this track is a bit of an anthem. There is something magical about when she hits those soaring notes flawlessly, then can switch to a low gravel that shows her versatility within a single song.
As another testament to her musical flexibility, the title track, “Can’t Curse The Free”, is more of a tender and heart-wrenching tale about never being able to cage a truly free spirit. And the lines, “Now you want me back/But you’re never gonna put those chains back on me”, perfectly sums up the song.
Jetty Rae is something of a renaissance and her music is exactly what is needed to reinvigorate the folk-rock genre. The maturation of her songwriting and vocal talent have made Can’t Curse The Free an outstanding album. Jetty Rae masterfully turns her determination into a power packed 10-song album that is absolutely a contender for the best of 2017.
You can pre-order Can’t Curse The Free by Jetty Rae on her PledgeMusic site and the album will be available everyone on February 10, 2017.