Versatility is the defining trait of Jeff Eager‘s talent. The character and range of his voice, his expansive skills as a multi-instrumentalist, along with his approach to songwriting and arranging seem to move effortlessly through genres.
“Joy,” his latest single, is a somber yet funky piece of blue-eyed soul music taken from his forthcoming second album, which was written to sit alongside the greats of analog music’s golden age.
Sometimes it can feel like we only hold onto joy for a moment before it slips away. This song captures that universal yearning over a nostalgic, R&B groove.