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  • Ari Schweitzer

Review: "Without You" - Jake Adler

There’s something beautifully intimate about the guitar and piano, so it's no surprise that Jake Adler’s track “Without Me” is so moving. The song is about life’s troubles, from growing old to missing a lover who isn’t there with you. Vivid lyrics on the song heighten the emotional themes of Adler’s debut album 26, which has many tracks demonstrating his songwriting prowess. A perfect choice of instrumentation and incredible vocals will have “Without Me” making you feel nostalgic in no time.

Adler doesn’t shy away from keeping his song’s instrumentation to a minimum, a bold choice that really brings out the emotion behind his lyrics. Lines like “tell me how you live your whole damn life without me” soar over the strumming acoustic guitar, with added piano and background vocal harmonies coming in during the chorus and bridge to help build intensity. The final chorus is backed with echoing percussive elements to heighten the emotional energy of Adler’s last few lines, and will leave tears in your eyes as you hit the replay button.

With the release of his album 26, Jake Adler is wrapping up the year with a bang. Supporting his latest release are several singles from earlier this year, each made with his signature sound. He’s proven that all he needs is his voice and a guitar to make an absolute banger, so the rest of his work will not disappoint. If you’re looking for your next favorite indie pop artist, Jake Adler is your man.

Written By Ari Schweitzer



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