Byrd’s “Planted,” explores new frontiers with co-writer and well known songwriting giant Bob Paterno. With J.R.’s smooth arrangements and Bob’s knack for beautiful and funny lyrics, “Planted” gives the listener an inside look into the psyche of the songwriter. “Planted” explores a human’s need to be settled in a loving and supportive relationship, grounded and growing roots for times to come. “Wait for Me” also explores the deeper side of our need for love, as the author speaks of a dream which seems so very real. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful and poignant song “Left-handed,” which documents the feelings one may go through when writing “I Love You,” for the first time.
If you thought this album was only for the feminine of heart, don’t fret! “Moonlight Booty” lends us to the darker sides of the male brain. Man, if only you could trust those strippers!!
Lastly, check out one of J.R.’s most popular songs, “2.0.” Ever wanted to upgrade yourself? You can upgrade your computer, your phone, and your TV, why not yourself?
Hopefully, “Planted” leaves you with the sense of a surreal calm…. or it might just make you want to take some Ridelin.