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BWW CD Reviews: Jason Forbach's REVOLUTIONARY Tenderly Soars

BWW CD Reviews: Jason Forbach's REVOLUTIONARY Tenderly SoarsMost recently wowing North American audiences as Énjolras on LES MISERABLES' 25th Anniversary Tour, Jason Forbach played with the idea of revolutionary for his latest CD single REVOLUTIONARY. In creating the song, he pulled from his experiences on the barricades and wrote "Revolution" with Wesley King. He rounded out the CD single with a rendition of the iconic "Bring Him Home" from LES MISERABLES and an instrumental version of "Revolutionary."

The titular track on the CD single is a soaring and beautiful ballad, filled with incredible heart and tenderness. Through the enchanting lyrics and powerful vocals, Jason Forbach bares his soul on the track. In a piece by BroadwayWorld's Kathy Strain, he explains music "inspires me and ignites change within me," and that "music has saved [his] life; it has always been there for [him]." This passion for music is made impeccably clear on the track. Through the lyrics and vocals, he emotes emphatically and mesmerizes the listener.

Jason Forbach's "Bring Him Home" is a pop-folk inspired take on the song with all the trappings of a seasoned Broadway vocalist. He keeps his tenor voice soft and warm as he skillfully lands each note. With just a mellow electric guitar and piano as accompaniment, his performance on "Bring Him Home" is both uplifting and gorgeous.

Jason Forbach's REVOLUTIONARY serves as a fantastic introduction to his vocal styling and lyrical abilities. One can only hope that this is not the last foray into original music that we'll see from Jason Forbach.

REVOLUTIONARY was released digitally and physically on August 1, 2013. The CD single can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and elsewhere music is sold.

Check out Jason Forbach's video about REVOLUTIONARY below:

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Photography by Kris Holland.

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