About the Artist
The landscape of “Islands of My Soul,” the debut release from Jason Barrows, is self-described as “pretty and nostalgic bedroom pop.”
Growing up playing in psychedelic and Americana bands in the Midwest, he spent most of his time shaping blurry sounds for other songwriters. After spending time crafting music with fellow Midwest songwriter Josh Garrels, he discovered the potential to marry his spirituality with his taste for iconic musical expression. Colored walls of synthesizers and 80’s era new wave guitars break through Barrows stunningly potent lyrics about redemption and the world in which we live. Mesmerizing dream pop guitar songs like "City of Lost Children" are brought to a gentle hum as he drifts seamlessly into scenic and prayerful ballads like "Promised Land."
“These songs started out as my way to make sense of faith, and over time I used every musical influence that found a home in me to turn each song into its own story.” The end result takes the listener from hauntingly slow to brightly epic.
In addition to playing on tour this year as Garrels' lead guitar player, Barrows is proving himself as another rising Midwest songwriter with a spacious and glimmering heartland sound.
(Bio provided by the artist)