Popmagazine Heaven’s Review of “Deep in the Waves”

J. Briozo - Deep in the Waves album cover

Review by Pieter Wijnstekers
Original Post: July 2018

3.5/4 Stars

“Behind the name J.Briozo is an offshoot of the American roots roots band Swallows. The band is the brainchild of Swallows frontman Jeff Crandall and although members of Swallows appear on the J. Briozo album, the folk-pop sound of J.Briozo differs from Swallows’ Americana sound. Because of this, the band judged that another name was in order. One might think the new act is just a vanity side project, but the writing talent of Crandall has not been affected and the band also proves to be very adept in shaping a beautiful, versatile indie folkpop sound. The thirteen songs on this album are just too beautiful and the music is just too good for it to be considered a vanity project. In an Americana world where so many ingredients are well known, it is so refreshing to see an act set out on a different path and and show a lot more of who they really are in doing it.”