Come Back To Us
Label: Brushfire Records/Universal
Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records is the perfect home for Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue and his Release the Sunbird project. His debut album under the moniker is as warm and cozy as soft sand massaging your toes -- ironic, given that it was recorded in Bloomington, Indiana. A mostly acoustic affair, Come Back to Us features musicians like vocalist Kate Long, whose hushed coos on such tracks as "Always Like the Son" and "A New You" add a silky texture to Rogue's own soft-spoken croon. Like a sun-kissed son of James Taylor, he sounds tranquil and liberated, and so will you upon pressing play.