I AM BONES 
It seems like only yesterday that Joe Brooks was orbiting the globe as a young ‘Superman' singing social media-rite, but listening to his new material, it sounds like a lifetime has been lived. A matured Brooks returns after a 3 year hiatus with a heartfelt collection of timeless songs umbrella’d under the name ‘I Am Bones’. The title is an apt reflection of the bare-boned lyrical narrative of love and loss, and is further emphasized through the raw and honest nature of the album's instrumentation. Two toe tapping sing-a-longs lure you into a false sense of security at the top of the album as they are followed by more contemplative musings that invite you deeper into his personal story. The album ends with the title track 'I Am Bones' which delivers a beautiful sucker punch of brutal honesty. Needless to say, Brooks has returned to the music world a man, whose name now feels more at home in the same breath as that of Simon & Garfunkel and Damien Rice.