Jonny Craig's back with his new band, Slaves (US), and 'Through Art We Are All Equals' is their debut offering. Here's what we made of it.
Consider this Jonny Craig’s confessional. Somewhat penitent, somewhat defiant; he’s returned to let his show-stopping vocals loose in a shot at redemption... and the big time. With members of Hearts & Hands along for the ride, he draws heavily on past triumphs, shooting dynamic rock songs full of melodic flair and cranking the drama up a notch. Whether exploring childhood trauma on the breathless ‘The Hearts Of Our Young’ or trading hooks with Issues’ Tyler Carter (‘The Young And Beyond Reckless’), Craig’s on phenomenal form and despite the odd déjà vu moment, this makes for a convincing, emotional rollercoaster of a comeback.