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Jelly Roll—'Goodnight Nashville'

A Review

Jelly Roll Releases 'Goodnight Nashville'

Jelly Roll released his solo project "Goodnight Nashville" on December 7 and was met with high praise from fans. What fans expect are slick rap flows, big hooks and melodies that wrap listeners minds into the music, not only did Jelly deliver what was expected but he brought more to the table. The track titled "Still Falling" boasts Jelly’s articulate rhythm and smooth chorus but also brings an unexpected early 2000’s R&B vibe. "Still Falling" features Robin Raynelle who executes her part to perfection. Jelly Roll often sides with the downtrodden and strives to empower them with his blue collar style, his lyrics target those in bad times and offer relatable art for them to own and cherish. Songs such as "Believe" and "Go and Get It" are tailored toward the underdogs and misfits, whether in the style of hard rock or old school hip-hip the message is clear. If he hadn’t already, Jelly roll solidifies his place in Southern rap as one of the greats with "Goodnight Nashville."

The Undertone

The EP has a sincere undertone, while country music fans from around the world hold Nashville close to their hearts, Jelly points out that it’s just that, a city. He highlights that it’s a city with its own problems, it’s own crime and a holds a darker side to it. Other Nashville natives feature on the EP, reinforcing Jelly Roll’s testament to the outlandish east side and its outlaw history. Struggle Jennings, Alexander King and Yelawolf join Jelly on the song "Southern Hospitality" where the traditions and limits of the South are mentioned; devout fans noticed the vibe of Cash’s highwaymen on the track.

The EP offers a magnitude of range and highlights Jelly Roll’s broad taste that he developed growing up in the music city. The only thing that "Goodnight Nashville" is missing is a few extra songs and a feature from the last living highwayman, the legend "Willie Nelson" himself.

What’s Next

Jelly Roll shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon as he has already taken to social media and announced another release for some time in March, whether this will be a standalone project or something with Struggle Jennings is unclear, but if it contains the same level of passion as this EP, it’ll be great.

You can purchase "Goodnight Nashville" on iTunes, Stream on Spotify or listen on Youtube. Also, be sure to follow Jelly Roll on Instagram for upcoming news, @Jelly615.

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