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Reviews regarding "In The Dark"
"The Jorgensens are to be saluted for remembering and reimagining this excellent song. Let’s hope it’s heard by a new generation of music fans because it’s just too good to be forgotten." -Dan MacIntosh
"The concert guitar-heavy arrangement is squat and symphonic through the romantic-passionate play of orchestral strings impresses not only with a variation in which different types of instruments are tried out, but also comes out of the boxes epic and giving goose bumps." -Philipp Gottfried
"Sparkling strings cut through a curated driven melody, and out of the darkness emerges a gritty vocal that starts to harmonize with them. The tempo is slow and pendulous, but the energy is urgent..." -Matt Herman
"It is less a call to arms than a call to unity, and although the video features plenty of flash-point imagery, the message is one of solidarity. It is about empathy and understanding for each other no matter the color, culture or creed, a reminder that we are indeed all in this together and that change comes through a multitude of small decisions made by ordinary people."-Dave Franklin
"The combination of both vocals, systematically harmonising as one, creates a depth to the sound that uniquely reflects The Jorgensens authentic style."-Wokechimp
"The time is ripe to be brave and use our voices to come together and unite through these difficult times. Many artists, particularly in this Americana genre, wouldn’t dare enter the waters of politics for fear of alienating their fans, but The Jorgensens have not shied away from their duty to speak up. In less nuanced hands, this message could land with a thud, but the lyrics amplify the connection shared by two people to generalize it to our current group context. The video is an effective vehicle for the song, demonstrating that our approach to intimacy can ultimately be applied to the broader problems that divide us."-Upupmusic
"The concert guitar-heavy arrangement is squat and synphonic through the romantic-passionate play of orchestral strings impresses not only with a variation in which different types of instruments are tried out, but also comes out of the boxes epic and giving goose bumps." -Philipp Gottfried
"This daring tune has a delightful sonic backdrop and free-spirited, but driving Americana sound heralded by its brisk instrumentation of violin, acoustic guitar, and other symphonic delights. Vocally, both Brianna and Kurt give an amazing performance. In The Dark is as good as it gets."- Warlock Asylum
"... a sound that seems to have dropped in on us from a completely different era. The organic warmth of the instruments, the sizzle of the vocals and the authenticity of a natural performance are only some of the many elements that you’ll experience on the group’s most recent single, “In The Dark.”"-The Bandcamp Diaries
"Arrangements possess a timelessness to them. Instrumentally rich the incorporation of strings proves to be a stroke of brilliance for their ear for melody leads the way."-Beachsloth
" “In The Dark” showcases the relatable nature of all of The Jorgensens’ music and how easily accessible their sound is for fans of all genres."-Whichcoast
"The Lexington Stretch"
REVIEWS REGARDING "THE LEXINGTON STRETCH"
"The instrumentation on this album topnotch, from beginning to end, and the singing is never less than passionate. The Lexington Stretch doesn’t sound like anything in popular music today."-Dan MacIntosh
"The Lexington Stretch is an absolute treat for the ears and the soul, soothing the energy in the room with gritty yet smooth blues melodies, seductive harmonies, and songwriting that digs right into the core of the human experience in a poetic and completely engaging way." - Rebecca Cullen
"There are new music releases every day that sound distinctly of their time, fitting for the cultural moment into which they are born. Then there’s the music that gives listeners pause, songs that sound hauntingly familiar and yet like nothing you’ve heard—at least not lately. This is where The Jorgensens come into play."-Meghan Roos
"Their music is as entertaining as it is biographical of their life and love for each other....Blues and Americana enthusiasts will love this album. The recording quality is top-shelf as is the musicianship, songwriting, and vocals launching the well-written songs on “The Lexington Stretch”" -Boomerocity
"For all of its finely sculpted instrumental diversity and vintage richness, made all the more luxurious by immaculately arranged horns, crawling bass lines and full, R&B flavored backing vocals, The Lexington Stretch can sound surprisingly intimate and close. Sidle up to The Jorgensens. Their kind of slowly rendered blues is approachable and modern, and they don’t bite … usually, that is."
"I don’t know if my system can handle this kinda genius."- Red Carpet Living
"Arrangements have a unique balance sounding like true labors of love with every moment obsessed over. By far the highlight comes from the incredible vocals that seem to transit from an entirely different time and place."- Beachsloth
"Don’t be surprised if the duo brings in a bag full of awards for this one. I am thoroughly impressed, especially by it’s timeless feel and consistently great vibes." - Joshua Smotherman
"Now this, this is just wonderful. A slinky soulful song by Kurt Jorgensen and Brianna Tagg-Jorgensen from their forthcoming album ‘The Lexington Stretch‘, out on September 14th. If there’s any more like this one it (and there will be we’re sure), it’ll be an essential acquisition."
- Jeremy Searle
"Totally engaging throughout, this pair is going to be making more than noise along the way as they spread their joyful noise."- Chris Spector
"This is great disc packed full of blues, jazz and more. It really is a breath of the past in so many ways. Yet, somehow there is a bit of a modern edge to it, too."- Gary Hill
"Blues and Americana enthusiasts will love this album. The recording quality is top-shelf as is the musicianship, songwriting, and vocals launching the well-written songs on “The Lexington Stretch” – all, of which, are originals with the exception of the Willie Dixon tune, “If the Sea Was Whiskey” (Kurt has been a Dixon fan since the age of 15)."
"As I listened to each of the songs for the first time, I kept thinking, "“Mmm, that’s good,”" and then, when you listen another time or two you get a real appreciation of how good they really are....This is seriously good music, to be enjoyed by anyone who loves blues or Americana. The Jorgensens are a band that I hope we will hear much, much more from in the future. Go get yourself a copy." -Downatthecrossroads
REVIEWS REGARDING THE SINGLE "STORYVILLE"
"Now this, this is just wonderful. A slinky soulful song by Kurt Jorgensen and Brianna Tagg-Jorgensen from their forthcoming album ‘The Lexington Stretch‘, out on September 14th. If there’s any more like this one it (and there will be we’re sure), it’ll be an essential acquisition." - Jeremy Searle
"Storyville is an acoustic oasis that turns out to be a fusion of blues, folk, rock, and soul. It’s an easy and memorable groove that gives praise to Storyville, New Orleans." - Warlock Asylum
"The Jorgensens’ “Storyville” is a lovely, soulful song about The Big Easy. It’s a song that, justly, sounds like the region it describes....
“Storyville” is one satisfying journey to the past." -Dan MacIntosh
"Only one word can describe “Storyville”: Timeless-sounding! (I know, that’s kind-of two words, but who cares!)" -Quincy Dominic
"The Jorgensens did an amazing job at bringing the staples of this timeless sound back to life, but their music is not just for people with a nostalgic taste. If you enjoy the tone of modern acts such as The Lumineers, as well as Of Monsters And Men, and Mumford and Sons, you are definitely going to enjoy the sound of this one." - The Bandcamp Diaries
"It’s beyond perfection, straight-up – this is what the Soul sound is all about – welcome to “Storyville.” - Jer@SBS
"the listener of sophisticated music can enjoy a packed musical end result that can not only be seen but also heard." - Philipp Gottfried
"If you look at “Storyville” as a book, this is just the beginning as The Jorgensens have plenty of unwritten chapters ahead...the connection is real and their new song is instant Gold." -Jimmy Rae
"It demonstrates the uncluttered simplicity of their work, showing determination to stop beating around the bush and go straight for the heart with an abundance of rich and warm melodies."- XTTRAWAVE
"Packed with a whole lot of soul, some super sweet vocal harmonies, and mellow, lonely yet grabbing melodies, Storyville presents us with an intimate session with The Jorgensens."- Joshua Smotherman
"...this is a celebration, a torch being held aloft and a bridge to the future for a golden age sound."- Dave Franklin