Use Your Voice
With his new album, Use Your Voice
, Mason Jennings uses his voice to question thinly veiled motives in "Fourteen Pictures." He uses his voice to emphasize the hallowed sound of a hammer swinging to the beat of a lonesome man's heart in "Empire Builder." He uses his voice to revel in the sweet satisfaction of a loved one's warm embrace in "Lemon Grove Avenue," and he uses this same voice to joyfully celebrate unconditional love in "Keepin It Real." And this voice, giving equality to all things great and small, also expresses the pain of death in the "Ballad of Paul and Sheila," the confusion of a soured love affair in "Crown," and the pains of a broken man in "Drinking As Religion."