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Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, ELVIS PRESLEY, Jacques Brel (né Jacques Romain Georges Brel), George Brassens
Label: Gertie Records, New Folk City Records
Bio: Alain Rozan was born in France and immigrated to the United States in 1981.
Alain started writing songs and playing guitar at the age of 13 after hearing the Bob Dylan record “The Times They’re A Changin’”. He writes and sings in French and English and could be categorized as a French folk and A...See Full Bio
“On this new single, Rozan delivers a one-two punch in his lullaby accessible to a child but that showcases a deeper, heavier subtext for a listening adult. Rozan hits with his beautiful songwriting. “The Bogey Man Can’t Rock ‘n’ Roll” is a song that drips with deeper meanings. Lines like “Woke up in a sweat and now you’re wondering/How come there are bad people in this world” echo with a sight that’s looked into the future of these children and seen the inevitable pain that lies before them, pain that, in some ways, they’ll never escape. Likewise, as he sings, “I won’t always be there, you won’t always be strong,” older listeners will shiver with the emotion of that insight, knowing the pain of loss and failure that’s to come. It’s not necessarily an encouraging tale but it is an all-too honest one.His gorgeous raspy voice is way is a forefront which was a problem for me but over all this is a solid listen. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4”