Review: Blacktop Mojo’s video ‘Jealousy/Make Believe’

New Video/Single

Black Top Mojo

Texas Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has released an animated, “Jealousy/Make Believe,” a two track compilation and first installment for the 3 song concept within their 2021 released, self-titled album. Created by front-man Matt James and bassist Catt Murtis on the porch of the band’s house in Palestine, TX, with an acoustic guitar, “Jealousy/Make Believe” blossomed in Nashville with the help of producer Philip Mosley.

The animated video will be released in two parts, with part two concluding the story with “Darlin I Won’t Tell,’ which will be released later.

Rock At Night Says: Using cool animation, Texas rock band’s song/video “Jealousy/Make Believe” tells the story of a bartender who longs for a woman. As he gazes at her, he feels alone and jealous. The video is well-done and the song is in the vein of 80s rock–sing along lyrics, lead guitar solos, and a topic all can relate to.


If you like this, check out Blacktop Mojo’s version of The Temptations’ “My Girl” – really different!


Who is Blacktop Mojo?

Formed in late 2012 by vocalist Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis in the small East Texas town of Palestine, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of sludgy grooves, classic rock guitar riffs, and southern metal shredding falls somewhere between Soundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd to form a sound deemed by some as “Texas Grunge”. The music draws on a multitude of genres and styles to form a hodgepodge of dirty, heavy rock and roll mixed with sensual and at times even, carnal blues.

After their debut album I Am” in 2014, The band spent a few years cutting their teeth in dive bars, dancehalls, and honky tonks around Texas. In 2017, during the recording of their sophomore record Burn The Ships the guys quit their day jobs, moving into a small house together in Palestine, TX. The house created an unbreakable fellowship between the band and a culture of constant creativity.

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