Jimmy X Rose is a Ukrainian musician and songwriter. He has released an album with the band Make Me Famous, which debuted at No. 151 on the US Billboard 200 as well as one EP and 2 new singles with a group called Oceans Red.
Of his latest solo single “Homesick”, Jimmy X Rose says: “Being far from home you never stop thinking about it. I wrote this song when I hadn’t seen my family for almost one and a half years. Not knowing when I would be returning home at the time, I wrote this acoustic song, putting all my homesick feelings in it…”
This is simply a subtle and superlative performance, based more on emotion and longing, than on technique and flair. Having said that, the sound quality and performance is topnotch, delivered with precision and passion. Those who are fans of Jimmy X Rose’s music with his other band projects will find this a bit different, but are similarly advised to seek out this one. If musical tastes were a bowling alley, “Homesick” rolls straight down the middle.
Jimmy X Rose plays everyone’s kind of music here – a simple acoustic guitar interpretation of his inner feelings at a given time, which everyone should grasp quite easily. The feelings of loneliness and longing are common to a vast majority of people. On this track, Jimmy X Rose does not seem to be chasing fame and fortune with musical gimmickry, rather he is looking to preserve and present music and deliver its message in the most authentic manner. This is not to imply that Jimmy X Rose is a slave to “authentic” performances; rather he is attempting to authentically engage anyone who is willing to enter the dialogue that comes from encounters with real emotion through music.