‘THE MUSIC CONNECTION’ Digital Review of Jimmie Van Zant’s “Feels Like Freedom”
The latest from vocalist Van Zant has him surrounded by the cream of Nashville session players and songwriters. It’s a symbiotic and exciting combination where the singer stays true to his southern rock roots while mixing in a healthy dose of traditional country. Perhaps Van Zant’s biggest strength lies in his storytelling. When addressing wanderlust and leaving the past in “Chasing Shadows” he puts himself in the first person. And the manner in which he shifts from tales of outlaw rockers to depictions of an alcohol-ravaged marriage shows empathic range. Van Zant infuses each song with heavy emotional weight. And like some skilled method actor he makes each word spring off the page.
——Eric A. Harabadian