Kelly Finnigan is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, keyboardist and producer. Perhaps best known as the frontman of the equally acclaimed West Coast-based JOVM mainstays Monophonics, an act that continues the sonic and production traditions of early Motown Records, Stax Records, Muscle Shoals, Daptone Records and Dunham Records. Finnigan has also stepped out in the spotlight as a solo artist, releasing two albums — 2019’s full-length debut, The Tales People Tell and 2020’s Christmas album, A Joyful Sound.
Interestingly, The Tales People Tell track “Impressions Of You” has been embraced by the West Coast lowrider scene. But for Valentine’s Day, Finnigan shares an acoustic version of “Impressions Of You” that turns the song into a lush, soulful piano-driven ballad centered around Finnigan’s soulful delivery.
The stripped down approach helps the listener focus on what may arguably be one of Finnigan’s most earnest, heart-worn-proudly-on-sleeve long songs. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovers out there.