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"[Another Side] is emotive but also spiritually uplifting, as it makes you look at your own life with fresh eyes. The lyrics shine through the musical styles, which are seamlessly stitched together.

Read the full premiere here!

Neon Music (United Kingdom)

Premiere of "Another Side"

"A collaboration with Philly pianist Joe Kenney — who made a splash several years back by releasing solo piano covers of modern rock and pop songs by Cold War Kids, Drake, and Tove Lo — “Another Side” is a release for Mental Health Awareness Month that speaks candidly of the fog we can often find ourselves in ('Some days it’s enough, to get up, and make it to the door') while offering reassurance that there’s a way through....[Featured Vocalist Joy] Ike repeats 'Live another day, fight another day' like a mantra throughout the song to graceful, emotive playing by Kenney and stirring band accents.

John Vettese

Editor and Social Media Coordinator, The Key (WXPN), Philadelphia

On Joe's album, 1.5

 

"'ll admit, I'm a pretty harsh judge when it comes to covers but when an artist is able to completely re-imagine a song, in a totally different format....you have my attention. Joe Kenney has my attention"

Wendy Rollins

DJ at Radio 104.5, Philadelphia's Alternative Rock Station

"Life will inevitably be a series of ups, downs, highs, lows, lefts and rights.  Music, for many, is the solace at the very bottom of the low and the excitement at the peak of the high.  One listens for the shared encounter; the relatable mood.  The experiences Mr. Kenney shares with his audience on Afflictions & Remedies are commonplace and relatable for so many.  Heartache.  Suffering.  Love.  Hate.  While the experiences themselves may be brutal, blunt, and bare, the music on Afflictions & Remedies is just the opposite.  There’s something calm, gentle, and adorning in the melodies Mr. Kenney creates.  Pain and triumph linger in the ear, anxiously awaiting the next story to be told.  The album’s journey is not complete without the blues and ragtime feel of “Critical Departure”.  The vibe of this song is a true departure from the sweet, clean tones found in the music up to this point.  It’s clever with just the right amount of edge.  Afflictions & Remedies is a beautiful painting of a piano at work."

 

Meredith Hairston

Music Manager at WJSU, 88.5FM

..."More complex than many smooth jazz albums and more structured than many free-form jazz recordings, Kenney has created eight pieces that convey the spirit of improvisation while remaining melodic and accessible to a wide audience. "...

 

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Kathy Parsons

Author at Mainly Piano

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Release Date for 2nd Single on Album Four Announced

All's Not Lost(Ft. Laura LIzcano), The soulful and jazzy followup to Another Side, will be released on May 29th. The song was co-written by Kenney and decorated Philadelphia vocalist/recording artist Laura Lizcano, who also sings on the tune.

WXPN/The Key covers Another Side( Ft. Joy Ike) 

The esteemed Philly blog The Key featured the debut single off album four, and highlighted the song's aim to be a positive anthem and raise money for NAMI as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Read the full review here!

NeonMusic (UK) Premieres Another Side

Another Side (Ft. Joy Ike) was premiered with a glowing review by NeonMusic. "The song is emotive but also spiritually uplifting, as it makes you look at your own life with fresh eyes. The lyrics shine through the musical styles, which are seamlessly stitched together." Check the full review here.

Upcoming Album to Feature Full Band, Six Featured Vocalists

The upcoming ten-track original album, Kenney's fourth, will be released in October and features a decorated group of artists -- including six vocalists -- and crossing several genres.