MP3 Justin McKee - Entelechy
The soulful, dynamic, and downright beautiful debut album from singer/composer Justin McKee showcases his rich and versatile voice, ingenious songwriting, and a solid collection of genre-jumping songs gauranteed to make you a fan.
10 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues, ROCK: Funk Rock
This young artist has everyone yapping-and for good reason. Justin McKee grew up a celebrated talent in theatre, musical theatre, and film. His magnetism was evident even then, and he was preparing himself for a successful career in New York or Hollywood. After graduating from high school, he decided to attend college in Santa Barbara and take a few years to figure it all out. In a matter of weeks he was back in his native Bay Area, beginning his career as a singer/songwriter in his beloved San Francisco. Playing everywhere from neighborhood cafes to the city''s finest venues, he instantly created a buzz with his versatile and captivating performances.
In December of 2004, Justin began production on his first full-length studio album, which he aptly titled Entelechy. The album, like it''s young composer, is a veritable romance. It''s vivid imagery and poignant storytelling have drawn comparisons to that of Dylan and Springsteen, while his soulful baritone begs us to get lost inside. Produced by Jeffrey Chin, the album features a line-up of keen musicians. Justin covers the vocals, piano, as well as guitars on two tracks, while Tim Landis and Aaron Arabian split the remaining guitar duties. On the low end is bassist Uriah Duffy (The Family Stone, Christina Aguilera) and providing the beats is drummer Billy Johnson (Santana). The ten-song set is a remarkable feat, featuring such tracks as the dynamic "Livin'' Lady", the raw and bluesy "That Ain''t Right", and the tender, haunting "Sweet Summer Sadness", all of which are solid testament of an inimitable artist who is quickly bringing more and more to their feet.