…an exquisitely produced and arranged collection of folk-pop.
…ornate, cinematic folk… Fans of The Low Anthem, Andrew Bird, and Sufjan Stevens should find a lot to like in Metcalf’s reflective and textured songs.
...an instrumentally ambitious album which sparkles with melodic poetry and an orchestral, cinematic quality.
New Media Recordings. Ft Worth, TX. By Tommy Escobar.
… frighteningly talented. Metcalf’s solo debut is exquisite, its beauty both on the surface and further down — his reedy, emotive voice rests atop intricate instrumentation, full of flickering strings, plucked guitars and dry percussion.
…recalls Sufjan Stevens, with warm horn parts blooming behind a gently picked acoustic guitar. Its strength lies in its quiet intimacy: Metcalf’s music is inviting, even as it addresses a thorny subject.
Jacob Metcalf has gifted us with a gorgeous soul-soother called ‘Ein Berliner,’ a picture-perfect track for your winter playlist.
Elmwood Recording. Dallas, TX. By Kelsey Wilson.
… insular, fragile, carefully orchestrated indie-folk.
… shares a lot of similar elements to Sufjan Stevens’s more folk-like albums, with meticulous orchestration and a heavy emotional tone.
Fjord is an incredible record that feels melancholy, grateful, dedicatory. I liken Jacob to Fionn Regan... brilliant lyrics.
Ramble Creek Recording Studio. Austin, TX. By Tommy Escobar.