Friday, October 26, 2012

Spanish import is ready for the next level, and has the fans to prove it
Born in Granada, Spain, J. Truly is an artist with an international perspective. The singer and guitarist moved to America when he was young, and spent most of his life traveling back and forth across the Atlantic. That experience made J. Truly an artist and a man with two homes, and an appreciation for the diverse culture of each nation, as well as a perspective on how the two can come together. That’s the ethos behind his debut EP, “Rock Like This.”
J. Truly started his love affair with music as a teenager, beginning with classical Spanish guitar. He soon found himself composing his own music, and added vocalist to his arsenal of talents.
As a bi-cultural artist, J. Truly cites influences that span both cultures, including the Gypsy Kings, Estopa, Mana and Alejandro Sanz, Sting, U2, and Cat Stevens. That international flavor comes through clearly in “Rock Like This,” as the artist blends pop, rumba and Spanish ballads, a refreshing style that highlights J. Truly’s experiences in the U.S. and abroad.
The music video for the title track, which was filmed in Granada and New York City, highlights the beauty and natural appeal in combining two distinct cultures and music genres. It blends Spain’s beauty and tradition – the architecture, flamenco, cuisine, and passion for soccer – and transposes them across that inimitable New York skyline, and the city’s diversity and hip hop culture.
The title track’s Latin club-rhythm and pop melody are infinitely danceable, and infectiously catchy. The rest of the album is just as appealing. “Courageous Baby” is a ballad driven by J. Truly’s classical guitar and emotive vocals. “Musica” brings elements of Flamenco Rumba and high-energy that will force you out of your chair and onto the dance floor. “Canto” is a testament to J. Truly’s virtuoso guitar work, with a twisting and galloping melody that’s full of mercurial energy.
The distance between Spain and America never felt so small. “Rock Like This” is a bridge between two cultures that makes the exotic feel enchantingly familiar.
- L. Cutler
Staff Press Release Writer
The EP “Rock Like This” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download
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