Album Review: Emerson Snowe - That's Rock 'N' Roll

7 May 2019 | 1:32 pm | Taylor Marshall

"Life, love, and personal strife."

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In the few years since its inception, Brisbane-based artist Jarrod Mahon's Emerson Snowe project has received praise from critics both home and abroad. Continuing on this successful journey, he ruminates on life, love, and personal strife through each beautifully cheerful track on debut EP, That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Leading with Human exposes the current mindset of Mahon from the outset. In his own words, the track focuses on his relationship with his parents and himself. It creates a juxtaposition, blending personal strife with an uplifting tune and sets the overall theme of the EP.

Our Home follows a similar sound to the opener before If I Die, Then I Die brings things down to focus on Mahon's vocals. Boy In Control and Could You Love Me? dive deep into Mahon's relationships, and Sunlight expands on themes of happiness and joy through its colourful chorus. Final track You Say cements this EP as perfect listening for almost every emotion.