Genna & Jesse’s debut album “Give and Take” is a clever, sweet collection of well-crafted, well-produced stories. Each song is a little piece of wisdom that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but always has a little universal message to it. Passionate vocals, catchy hooks and rhythms, and an overall sense of irresistible charm make this one of the summer’s first and best surprises so far.
Genna & Jesse (the ‘&’ sign is a part of their name, which only makes it more awesome) live an unapologetically nomadic musical life, traveling across the country to share their tunes. I’ve had the opportunity to see them live personally, and watching them give their gift in person is a beautiful experience not to be missed. If they come through your area, take advantage and get there!
The title track kicks off the album with a fun, hooky plea of a lover hoping for some equal love from their partner. Everything – the harmonies, the bouncing drums in the background, Genna throwing down vocals with attitude and a smile in her voice, flows together perfectly. The tracks wander through different genres, but there’s always a friendly vibe throughout, whether it’s the romantic “Rosa” about a girl who never lets you down or even the moody “Terrible Lies.”
This is a great album from a wonderful duo. It’s friendly, fun, kind of sexy, full of personality, and the lyrics ring true and deep. Be sure to pick it up and give it a listen.