Me And You Are Two finds Jonah negotiating some heavy territory – issues of mortality, fatherhood, what it is to identify as queer, codependency and more. He does it all with a wry sense of humor; the music video for the playfully anthemic “Free” features reworked footage from Olivia Newton-John’s iconic video for “Physical.” Regardless of the subject matter, the album radiates positivity and innocence. “I Really Love Yr Company” shines simply and brightly. The last song on the album, “Sing”, is being made into a children’s book. “You’re What Went Right” is an earnest, triumphant meditation on fatherhood that he wrote for his daughter, who recently left for college. “Yr Will” is a thoughtful, prayerful waltz backed by a stark Casio beat and atmospheric organs. The mournful, hook-laden “Bye-Bye Best Friend” was co-written with former New End Original bandmate and Texas Is The Reason guitarist Norman Brannon.
(Fever To Tell PR)
10.06.14 Berlin, Nero Bar
11.06.14 Berlin, Ramones Museum