Tired of hearing about Greta Van Fleet, The Struts, and Rival Sons as the chief runners in the rock revivalist category? Well, 20-year-old J.T. Loux with his thick bleeding guitar tones and fervently emotive vocals deserves a roster spot on the return to rock savior list.
Thie guitar-centric singer/songwriter Loux, released his new LP Taken by Moonlight this spring, teamed up with producer Frank Hannon of Tesla. This boisterous album contains eight brand new songs that the band has written and recorded throughout this past year. The album is now available on all providers at https://ffm.to/jtloux.
In 2019, Loux took notice of Zach Cook and Ethan Pecha playing in local clubs and loved the way they grooved together as a rhythm section. Reconnecting in January of 2020, at the NAMM show, Loux asked if Zach Cook would be interested in recording some music together. A couple of weeks later, they added bass player Ethan Pecha to start their songwriting journey.
On working with producer and guitarist Frank Hannon Loux says, “Working with Frank Hannon on this record really brought it to the next level, he helped craft and evolve these songs throughout the entire process.”
On the writing process – “The song ‘Taken By Moonlight’ went through a lot of phases over the course of making this record. Starting off as just an acoustic guitar riff, it turned into much more of a rock ballad when collaborating with the whole band.”
Glide is thrilled to premiere the video for “Taken By Moonlight,” (below) a true power trio delight that showcases the band’s propensity for roots-driven hard rock with blistering solos that range on touchstones from Free to Joe Bonamassa. The term “Power trio” sounds formidable in today’s musical environs and J.T. Loux is bringing the gritty medicine.
On shooting the video for ‘Taken By Moonlight’ – “The making of the music video for ‘Taken By Moonlight’ was a really fun process. In order to achieve the moonlit setting we set up white sheets on all sides of the band, which included hanging a queen-sized sheet 15ft into the oak tree above us. Shining lights through the sheets, it diffused the lights and allowed for a more soft moonlight vibe,” says Loux.
I’m super happy with how the Taken By Moonlight music video turned out, we spent a lot of time thinking about how to set up and diffuse all the lights to get that moonlit setting. After a lot of trial and error we were able to get the ominous lighting that is seen throughout the video by hanging bed sheets above the trees and shining lights through them.
The whole video was actually shot in Frank Hannon’s backyard, but with a little camera magic we were able to make it look like a whole forest.