"The songwriting here is what ultimately makes this a great album...laced with a somber ambience that contains beautiful vocals, poetic lyrics and just the right amount of solace that will have you hooked." -Indie Music Album Reviews
"Parenti’s music is a beating heart in your mind. His debut and most recent album, Maybe That’s Why We Lost...is an album anyone can connect with. It’s immediately capturing, only letting go once the entire body of work strikes its final note." -MITNG
"Parenti is one of those artists who seem to innovate music with their originality...unique and original." -Catalogue Reviews
"ELEGANT...quiet, moody, and focused on lyric imagery above all else...a rich, complex listening experience." -TheSirensSound
"Think late dusk as a bit of rain streaks the window, then a bit of muted, far-off thunder as the night wears on." -Now Tune In
"Acoustic subtleness...the overall appeal of the album is the relaxed way Parenti delivers his vocals." -JP's Music Blog
released 12 December 2011
"Clear Eyes" by James Parenti and Krystle Phelps.
"Rachel" and "Nothing Here For You" feature Brandon Hillen on guitar.
"Don't Feed the Animals" and "Winter" feature Trish Phelps on vocals.
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering.
Otherwise, all songs written, performed, and recorded by James Parenti.
A singer/songwriter with a novelist's sensibility, James Parenti has been playing solo acoustic shows in NYC since 2007.
The years of honing his craft resulted in his first album, Maybe That's Why We Lost, which has been called "unique and original" by Catalogue Reviews and "elegant...a rich, complex listening experience" by TheSirensSound....more