CURRENT: Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Hollywood”

The big city has a way of hardening the softest of souls, so Tobias Jesso Jr.’s somber, unsure “Hollywood” is hardly revelatory in its subject matter. But much like “True Love” before it, “Hollywood” succeeds due to the earnestness Jesso Jr. pumps into his composition. “I think I’m gonna try in Hollywood” quickly devolves into frying in Hollywood, and ultimately, dying in the city of Angels. A dissonant, wailing horn section caps the song, acting as Jesso Jr.’s last grasps of air in a city designed to suffocate those who fail. Their loss is our reward.

His debut album will be released in the spring through True Panther. Buy the single now at iTunes.

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