Jaxen Spurs offering "Waking Up" makes for a refreshing alt-country track, demonstrating his warm, catchy sound and infectious songwriting. Spurs is a Latin American singer-songwriter and record producer who has overcome many odds to launch his own record label, Saved By .Wavs. His journey has been marked by homelessness, substance abuse, and personal challenges that would have broken most people, but he persevered and found a way to turn his struggles into an opportunity to help others. Saved By .Wavs is not just a record label; it is a non-profit organization that aims to contribute to education on a national level. To that end, Spurs has scheduled the first-ever Economy Concert at the Studio@Mainstreet in Parker, Colorado, with the goal of creating REAL change for society while making and saving as much money for the artists as possible. He has looped in the ownership of short-term rental properties with touring destinations, turning hotel costs into passive income. His entire business model is built around helping artists reach their goals. Alongside this, Spurs has been consistently building a discography of versatile cuts that remain personal nad heartfelt in style, and "Waking Up" is no exception.
Balmy, expansive layers of guitars give the track a wistful, free-spirited feel, underscored by punchy, organic-sounding percussion and rich bass. Spurs voice cuts through the mix with a clear crispness that captivates from the get-go, and his lyricism is vivid in its storytelling, with detail-rich lines that paint a picture throughout. Capped off by a catchy hook, "Waking Up" is a track that does not lack in substance, yet provides much replay value.
"Waking Up" makes for another solid alt-country offering from the prolific Spurs, who continues to release poignant tracks at a steady rate, that are often grippingly personal in nature.