The Beacon Reviews Javier’s New Album “If You Dare”
|By Terry Perkins, special to the Beacon|
|Posted 10:33 am Wed., 9.7.11|
|Javier Mendoza’s latest CD, “If You Dare,” wasn’t planned to be thematic. In fact, many of the songs that made it onto the CD were written as part of Mendoza’s online music subscription series created this past March. It enables fans to download a new song written by Mendoza every other week over a year.
Mendoza’s plan was to then to take some of the best material written for the subscription series and release it as a CD this fall. In a way, it was Mendoza’s variation on the “greatest hits” concept: taking what he considered the best songs he’d written to date for the subscription series and compiling them onto a single CD.
But somehow, “If You Dare” may end up being one of his most thematic recordings since he first began releasing music back in 1999.