Songs about American tragedies are nothing new, “Ohio” being an excellent example of one. But a whole album about a recent tragedy is rare. Enter bluesman’s Tomas Doncker’s The Mess We Made, which revolves around the tragic Charleston massacre from this past June.
The Mess We Made is strictly political throughout however, Doncker peppers it with some nice solid danceable beats. Yet his vocals are clearly yearning for answers in the chaos of this grave American tragedy. Most folks as a rule don’t like to hear politics in their music but once you drop this captivating album in, you’re hooked. The music will grab you but his words will captivate you.
The album’s final cut, “Time Will Tell” is best described as the light we all must see at the end of the tunnel to understand tragedy. The Mess We Made is a perfect example that from tragedy, some beauty can come out of it.
Author: Rob Perez
Rob Perez is a freelance writer who has been with The Music Universe early on. As a Correspondent for The Music Universe, you will find him writing reviews and live tweeting awards shows.