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Derek Clegg “KJC” – Pop/Indie-Folk with a dab of Country

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Derek Clegg’s newest release KJC is a cathartic effort, exploring mature subject matter ranging from death, to love, to even the current events swirling around us today. His lyrics are coated in a lush body of sound which will be pleasing to any avid listener of the Indie-Folk genre.

Licensed under a Creative Commons license, “KJC” is now available as a free download for everybody to be able to enjoy this great production and share with their friends and family.

Clegg is Michigan-born, now living in Chicago, IL where he records and performs his brand of Pop/Indie-Folk with a dab of Country straight from the heartland. He works alone, crafting his music from the bottom up; from the initial writing, to engineering and recording in the studio; and it would seem that Derek Clegg has hit a good stride with KJC after having already recorded three albums. It’s exciting to see this sort of effort put out by solo artists, creating quality music without the help of a record company or a producer.

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KJC manages to mix the old with the new, a quality which should be familiar to fans of this genre, however this album does present something familiar while at the same time embracing uniqueness. Clegg, a self-described “multi-instrumentalist”, mixes in countless sounds throughout each track. Standard indie instruments obviously make their presence known—including the ubiquitous soft-handed drumset—alongside drum loops, alien synthesizers, marimba, and possibly a few other things. Normally this would just sound cluttered, but Clegg’s complete aversion to heavy handed delivery gives the listener a mature sense of calm and open space, while his voice sails atop. Also, while the singer does play a majority of the instruments on the album, Mike Madden (drums) and Randy Flinders (bass) contribute their talents on “Hope”, “Home”, and “Cannot Change”.

The breakout songs of this album, like “Home” and “The Good Die Young” show Clegg in his element, marrying rich instrumental textures with substantive lyrics and confident—yet implicitly vulnerable—singing. As a Michigan native with songs of middle class strife in tow, like the song “Hope”, we need artists like Clegg to tell the story of the common man, which he does so well in his lyrics.

I would say its quirky acoustic indie pop with a splash of alt country. I like a lot of different music but the one thing I care most about is good songwriting. If the song doesn’t get stuck in your head then its probably not that good. No mater what form or genre. If you like strong songwriting with a good melody and tightly laced harmonies. I would say that my music is for you. If you like songs that are well thought out and sound like there was a lot of thought and work in them. You should check out my music.

-Derek Clegg

And I too hope you all check out Derek Clegg’s great new album. Unfortunately, as of now he has no live shows planned, so do the next best thing by downloading this album. You won’t regret it.

Related Links:
Derek Clegg’s Official Home Page
Derek Clegg on MySpace

Creative Commons License
KJC by Derek Clegg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

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29 Responses to “Derek Clegg “KJC” – Pop/Indie-Folk with a dab of Country”

  1. February 08, 2010 at 2:11 pm, FrostClick said:

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  2. February 08, 2010 at 2:36 pm, Apex_Landscape said:

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  3. February 08, 2010 at 2:45 pm, tangoalem said:

    this was gud

  4. February 08, 2010 at 2:46 pm, tangoalem said:

    this is gud

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  6. February 08, 2010 at 3:36 pm, FrostClick said:

    Get some Valentine's mood music this week on FrostWire, Derek Clegg's "KJC" is now featured on FrostWire http://bit.ly/cMdKJ6

  7. February 09, 2010 at 9:56 am, Darren said:

    Good stuff. The best I've heard for my taste off frostclick.

  8. February 09, 2010 at 10:04 am, Derek Clegg said:

    Derek Clegg "KJC" – Pop/Indie-Folk with a dab of Country http://bit.ly/9y7eho

  9. February 09, 2010 at 11:32 pm, thefarmproject said:

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  10. February 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm, FrostClick said:

    Derek Clegg "KJC" album has almost 25k downloads! Congrats Derek! http://bit.ly/9y7eho #creativecommons #frostwire #freealbum #derekclegg

  11. February 12, 2010 at 9:07 am, Flynn Wolfe said:

    come to Charlotte and play at the Double Door Inn

  12. February 12, 2010 at 9:53 am, melissakirsch said:

    pretty generic

  13. February 12, 2010 at 11:14 am, Derek Clegg said:

    Thanks everyone for downloading and commenting, yes, even you Mellisa. I appreciate everyone taking the time to check out my music.

  14. February 14, 2010 at 3:24 am, thomaspaxton said:

    Im downloading and giving it a listen and i usually dont listen to country haha more a metal oriented music person. but hey music is music and im greedy with it xD

  15. February 14, 2010 at 10:19 am, Derek Clegg said:

    RT @FrostClick: Derek Clegg "KJC" album has almost 25k downloads! Congrats Derek! http://bit.ly/9y7eho #creativecommons #frostwire #freealbum #derekclegg

  16. February 16, 2010 at 4:24 am, charles_roig said:

    its possibke all in french please
    i do'nt speak english.
    Tank ou

  17. February 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm, Felinda Bullock said:

    Derek – awesome, simply awesome. Thanks much.

  18. February 18, 2010 at 10:26 am, Jhon Jhon said:

    Great music Derek, really relaxing, =) i'm more of an R n B kinda guy, but your songs are great, =D

  19. February 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm, daniel b fox said:

    Derek Clegg "KJC" – Pop/Indie-Folk with a dab of Country http://bit.ly/9y7eho

  20. February 23, 2010 at 7:41 am, Malik DiNata said:

    WHOA! this is like totally awesome!!! Where can I buy the album??

  21. February 25, 2010 at 7:48 am, derekclegg said:

    Thanks everyone for downloading. The Album is up on i-tunes. But feel free to enjoy it for free as well.

  22. February 25, 2010 at 9:06 am, FrostClick said:

    Derek Clegg's KJC about to hit 100k downloads http://bit.ly/cMdKJ6 If you want to pay for the album there's an Amazon link now in the post

  23. February 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm, derekclegg said:

    Thanks everyone for downloading. The Album is up on i-tunes. But feel free to enjoy it for free as well.

  24. February 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm, Derek Clegg said:

    RT @FrostClick: Derek Clegg's KJC about to hit 100k downloads http://bit.ly/cMdKJ6 If you want to pay for the album there's an Amazon link now in the post

  25. March 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm, jixxopgi said:

    yessss that” amazing!!! i like that!!!!

  26. March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm, jixxopgi said:

    yessss that” amazing!!! i like that!!!!

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  28. March 20, 2011 at 10:30 am, Derek Clegg: Beautiful World: great new indie /rock /pop /folk /acoustic /country album :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics said:

    [...] jealous. Derek Clegg, a one man band, appeared twice on our blog last year, once with a release of KJC and than with Here Comes Your Fate, Quick Duck. Today he is back with yet another Creative Commons [...]

  29. June 04, 2011 at 9:01 am, Derek Clegg – It Seems As Though :: FrostClick.com :: 100% Legal Downloads for FrostWire - Free Movies, Videos, Music, Software, Graphics said:

    [...] Clegg is no stranger here in Frostclick. Three of his previous releases, namely the cathartic, KJC; the mesmerizing Here Comes Your Fate, Quick Duck and the enthralling, Beautiful World; have been [...]

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