Now Again Records was so impressed with Eamon’s Golden Rail Motel that they approached the singer and offered him a unique deal: he could comb through their vast catalog of songs from the 60’s and 70’s in order to sample music to create an album of his own. The end result was something fresh and forward looking but also a throwback to the golden era of soul music.
While many will remember Eamon for his groundbreaking song “I Don’t Want You Back,” the music he has recorded since his comeback after a decade-long hiatus represent the evolution from a controversial kid to a dynamic and respected artist. Captive Thoughts channels Eamon’s childhood performing in his father’s doo wop group, his immersion in 1990’s New York hip hop, his obsession of classic soul music, and the intense lyricism and performances of Golden Rail Motel into one, cohesive album that is capable of moving the listener in unexpected ways. Eamon’s voice communicates the highs and lows of being human with his unforgettable style. This record, like the songs it samples, is here to stay.