There’s a whole lot of soul coming out of Wales and Jeb Loy Nichols is holding a full deck that and claiming all of the chips with his upcoming 7″ “The World Loves A Fool” b/w “Not There Yet” off of his debut album on Timmion Records. If you’ve not yet hopped onboard with this talented American-born but Welsh-based songwriter/singer, this is a great place to start. The spoken word intro, following on the coattails of Cold Diamond & Mink’s guitar licks and horn transition in “World Loves A Fool”, is a classic storytelling move. Through his mother’s interesting proverb, Jeb sets the scene for what’s to follow, a lesson for the listener about life’s complexities.
On the B side, we find one of the most beautiful tunes of the album, “Not There Yet”. It’s a gentle southern-style soul groover where Jeb lets his writing truly shine. Backed with a shimmering organ and CD&M’s pulsating rhythm, Jeb recants the experiences of a musician on the road through the eyes of a crow.