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hearts are magnets

by Jason Reeves

Recorded with Five For Fighting among others..These songs will not be in the dark for long...
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Photographs & Memories
5:31 $0.99
2. Pretty Eyes
4:37 $0.99
3. Gasoline
3:52 $0.99
4. Honestly
4:05 $0.99
5. The Sun Shines On Everything
4:13 $0.99
6. Makeshift Aircraft
5:15 $0.99
7. Photographs & Memories (acoustic)
5:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jason Reeves is a 22 year old songwriter and musician from Iowa City, Iowa that now lives in Los Angeles, California. His fourth and newest CD "hearts are magnets" features band members from Five For Fighting, Alanis Morisette, OneRepublic and more. It was produced by Mikal Blue and Curt Schneider at Revolver Studios in Westlake Village, CA.

"There’s always a fine line to walk when it comes to earnestly soulful singer-songwriters armed with acoustic guitars. For every Elliott Smith whose lyrics are consistently pure genius, there’s a thousand more clichéd hacks drowning in self-sorrows and emo. So where does Iowa native and recent Los Angeles transplant Jason Reeves fall within the fray on his latest EP?
Ever the discerning critic, I was pretty much sold just by seeing the album’s beautifully lush cover art and, because I’m such a sucker for a good metaphor, the title Hearts Are Magnets. But now that I’ve rambled for 90-something words without ever actually mentioning Reeves’ songs, let’s get to the music itself.

Hearts Are Magnets opens with the quietly gorgeous “Photographs And Memories,” which combines softly chiming piano, understated acoustic guitar and Reeves’ soaring, graceful voice to create a powerful anthem of love and longing. “I need your smile, I need your eyes, I need you dear / ’Cause every line on your face makes a beautiful maze for my eyes to trace,” he sings and every word cuts deep to the heart, his clear-eyed honesty and the track’s subtly crafted melody lines ultimately rendering it unforgettable..

Drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan and James Taylor, among numerous others, Reeves’ songs are simple but never simplistic portrayals of love’s intricacies infused with a blank canvas sense of imagination. Among these is “Pretty Eyes,” a lovelorn yet simultaneously optimistic song in the same vein as “Photographs and Memories.” Backed by lilting guitar and downbeat drums, the soulful, endearing vocals are nevertheless what truly shine, allowing the song’s sole somewhat awkward line, “You couldn’t see the road and it was scaring me / How beautiful you are when you get crazy,” nevertheless sound poetic and profound.

Next up is “Gasoline,” the EP’s most high-energy track and proof Reeves can seamlessly transition from ballads without skipping a beat. Replete with a catchy chorus and thrumming guitar riffs along with one of the most oddly intriguing lyrics I’ve heard of late (“And I’m burning up much faster than Keith Richards on PCP”), “Gasoline” is inherently radio-friendly as well as an instant favorite of mine.

“Honestly” and “The Sun Shines On Everything” veer the album back towards a less intensive pace; both relatable and heartfelt, Reeves further displays a gift for crafting memorable melodies as well as consistently delivering engaging, expressive vocals.

On Hearts Are Magnets, Jason Reeves bypasses any notion of dime-store metaphors to emerge as a force to be reckoned with; more than just a musician, he is as poet, adeptly sculpting lyrical imagery that resounds far beyond the bounds of a half-hour EP."

-Melanie Love, The Daily Vault



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Thank you so much for the timely delivery. My niece was very pleased with the CD and loves the music.

Julia from IC!

Jason! I really want one of your cd s ! next time your back in Iowa City and playing some were let me know =)(on myspace)


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like the cd, i wish it had more songs on it. cd baby was amazing though, and i will definitly order from them again. by far best customer service i have gotten from a cd company


Fast delivery and an awesome CD. I havent stopped listening to it.. Can wait for the next one with your other songs on Jason! x

Rae Jaasko

Soothing voice, loved the few songs that I've heard. I purchased all his cds without even previewing the rest of the songs.


Great CD and very talented musician!
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Photographs and Memories


Great CD!!!
Photographs and Memories is my favorite song! It sounds like it came straight from the heart. Great job Jason!!!!

Dolores Carter

Hearts are Magnets
I bought and I love this cd. He has such a sweet soulful sound. I found him accidentally on Rock You when I made a slide video and his was the music I liked best, they had for choices. Photographs and Memories was the song I used. The more I play it, the more I love it.

Beverly Williamson

Jason is Awesome!
I Love all of his music, but my fave is "Photographs and Memories". His music touches the soul.
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