"The concept of this record was family...
...we wanted to capture the essence of our family roots in the instrumentation and paint a picture of where we came from in the lyrics. We also tried to parallel the upbeat nature of the songs as a feel of optimism for what is to come."
"Outlaw Love" Review
"Always good to start matters with a smile and the winning pun adopted by Jonny & Clyde for their moniker does just that. Best to make things as clear as possible too, that Jonny & Clyde is the work of just one person - Memphis’s Chad Huey to be precise. And our Chad is not someone to stand still for too long for his upcoming 3-track EP ‘Outlaw Law’ (out June 18th 2021) is his second release of the year so far, following in the wake of his debut EP ‘Family Recipes’ (recorded with his dad) from earlier this year.
The ‘Family Recipes’ EP was a bright and lively folk affair, bursting out all over with pronounced percussive elements and tempo changes to keep the party ticking over nicely thank you very much. There was also a message to go with the good time traditional anthems, which reminded of the great Bruce Springsteen. So when it comes to Jonny & Clyde we get a bit of the polemic, but most of all we get a whole lot of fun to help with getting the medicine to go down easily.
Many of course will come to the ‘Outlaw Love’ EP without expectation and it is a good approach because you could likely be swallowed up by its lively interventions. The opener and title track on the EP offers several minutes that don’t understand the meaning and purpose of applying the brakes. So right from the off we get energy in the beats and the rabid acoustic swells but most of all in the arrival of a man who wants to let an ecstatic howl or two leave his artful frame.