Chasing Jonah lead Dudukovich has grown since her original folky days.
By Patrick Kabot
Indie rock artist Chasing Jonah has been a prominent figure in the local Orlando scene for almost seven years now. She’s had shows all around town from Red Lion Pub to The Plaza theatre and there’s no sign of any slowing down in the future.
Front-woman Ashley Dudukovich sent the Post their new album “Prelude” which is due out May 31st.
The album starts off strong with the track “It Wouldn’t Be Right” which features a nice steady groove along with a wide-ranging vocal performance by Dudukovich. There’s definitely a lot of emotion in the piece which is summed up by the line “I’d like to hurt you, but it wouldn’t be right”…I think we’ve all been there, which also makes this track all the more relatable.
There are some great string arrangements in many of the songs, most notably the track “Cruel”. Nice harmonies with a smooth legato style. There are also some great triumphant horn sectionals, which really brings together the track “Til Somebody Tells Us So.” All of these extracurricular instruments detail how much Dudukovich has grown since her original folky days.
I really enjoyed this album and would give it another listen through, so I’m gonna go ahead and give it a more than respectable 8/10.
“Prelude” is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
Patrick Kabot is a resident of Avalon Park. He graduated from Valencia with a pre-major degree in Jazz Guitar Performance and is currently attending UCF for an undergraduate in English Literature. Patrick plays in the local band Sela Dors, enjoys philosophy and is an avid tattoo enthusiast.