Packing a bag and settling down somewhere new is always going to be an experience that inspires something deep inside. For Axel Olsson of Jaded Jane, that was their latest single, “Great Western Road” from their March 2021 release, ‘Everythism.’
‘Everythism’ as a whole is pop for those with a mature audible palette. Pop with substance attached to it, and while every song on the record is one to adore, we are here today to shine a light on the heart that is “Great Western Road.” Olsson moved to Sweden last year and a night of exploring his new home led to a dream, which led to his pen constructing this cinematic piece of music that truly transports listeners right there beside him on this road.
Even if you have never been to Sweden and have no idea the landscape, you are instantly there beside him as Jaded Jane moves you with pure, raw emotion. Lines like, “Breaking up with my old self,” will land in the ears and hearts of those who have been in similar situations that called for personal growth that could only be accomplished by stepping away from the person they used to be.
Music fans who appreciate lyricism that provides escapism but also a sense of reflection that have artists like Pete Yorn and David Gray already on their playlists would appreciate what Jaded Jane has done with not only “Great Western Road,” but the entirety of ‘Everythism,’ available now on all major music and streaming platforms.
Written by: Kendra Beltran