With an electric guitar and a raspy vocal, Jacob Thomas Jr. flirts with his audience on Electric Sex. His newest album was recorded at two different locations — a lake house outside of Chattanooga in a home studio east of Nashville, and the Creative Workshop Studio in Berry Hill.
A gospel chorus features a whiskey-filled alt-rock first single, "Whiskey Roller Coaster." An electric and pedal steel guitar gussies up vocals in "Cheyenne," a ballad that weeps over the city in Wyoming. "Summertime" and "Headlights and Goodbyes" mournfully waits for more desirable days, while "Running Through My Mind" considers an enticing past. With a country and western Nashville shimmer, "Blue Eyed Genes" beckons Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" with a variance in genre.
Electric Sex offers a boudoir sensuality that rarely materializes in country music. The outcome is an album that is suggestive and raw for the rustic backroads. (Independent)