ALBUM REVIEW: Jimmie Allen’s Debut ‘Mercury Lane’

Fast rising US Country Music sensation Jimmie Allen has been taking over the world of late with his smooth vocal tones and cool Country-Pop tunes and now he has released his hotly anticipated debut album ‘Mercury Lane’. The LP is named after the street he grew up on and it has been released via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group/BMG just ahead of Allen’s debut UK tour dates.

His first offering features hit singles ‘Best Shot’, Make Me Want To’, ‘Warrior’, ’21’ and ‘Underdogs’ along with 10 new soul bearing unheard tracks such as ‘County Lines’. The record comes almost one year to the day since Allen quietly dropped his debut self-titled EP which earned him major recognition and his first official single ‘Best Shot’ has now garnered more than 38 million streams and he is well and truly on his way to becoming a worldwide superstar.

Listening to ‘Mercury Lane’ it is incredibly hard to believe that this is Jimmie Allen’s debut album. It is such an accomplished, polished record it feels like he has been doing this for years. Allen has only been on the scene for just over a year but he is already fast becoming everyone’s go-to Country artist and this record will only add fans to his growing fanbase.

The 15-track CD includes breathtaking songs such as ‘Deserve To Be’, ‘How To Be Single’ ‘Like You Do’, ‘High Life’ and ‘Back Of Your Mind’. It’s a real eclectic mix of all out Country-Pop anthems, stripped back ballads, and soul-bearing heartfelt numbers.

‘Mercury Lane’ is one of those records that listeners will have on repeat until the sophomore drops. This isn’t a one listen type of LP. It’s one that will have you discovering a new favourite song with each listen and you’ll be falling in love with the gorgeous tones of Jimmie with every spin.

Real standouts include the stunning ’21’, the heartfelt ‘Like You Do’, the toe-tapping ‘Back Of Your Mind’ and the outstanding ‘Boy Gets A Truck’. Overall this is a coming of age Country album that firmly puts Jimmie Allen on the map as the most exciting male Country artist currently on the scene.

RATING: 5/5

Full tracklisting:

“American Heartbreaker” (Jimmie Allen, Lance Miller, Chris Stevens, Ash Bowers)
“Make Me Want To” (Jimmie Allen, Paul Sikes, Jennifer Denmark)
“Deserve to Be” (Jimmie Allen, Danielle Blakey, Tripp Howell)
“How to Be Single” (Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins)
“Wait for It” (Ash Bowers, Thom McHugh, Steve Williams)
“High Life” (Lance Miller, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Chris Stevens)
“21” (Brandon Hood, Josh Jenkins, Ash Bowers)
“Underdogs” (Ash Bowers, Brandon Lay, Jonathan Singleton)
“Like You Do” (Jimmie Allen, JP Williams, Josh London, Jason Mizell)
“Back of Your Mind” (Jimmie Allen, Matthew McVaney, Devin Tolentino)
“Boy Gets a Truck” (Ash Bowers, Aaron Scherz)
“County Lines” (Brett Tyler, Ben Burgess, Matt Dragstrem)
“Best Shot” (Jimmie Allen, Josh London, JP Williams)
“Warrior” (Jimmie Allen, Casey Beathard, Ash Bowers)
“All Tractors Ain’t Green” (Jimmie Allen, Brandon Hood, Tim Nichols)

Make sure you follow Jimmie Allen on Twitter @JimmieAllen to keep up to date with all his latest music and tour news!

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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