Jared Mancuso – Hype! (Review)

Jared Mancuso - Hype! (Review)

Check out this review of the latest project from Jared Mancuso titled ‘Hype!’

As the title of this song might suggest, “Hype!” is a colorful, direct and energetic album, brought to you by artist Jared Mancuso. This full-length studio record features 10 original songs, which showcase Jared’s innate sense of composition, his amazing lyrical skills, as well as his ability to create songs that feel energetic and engaging in every way. Opening number “Splendor” sets the mood for the entire release, allowing the listeners to get in touch with the artist’s unique approach to melody, as well as with his abrasive and energetic rock attitude. Some of the highlights on this album include the title track itself, as well as “Make It Right” and “Play False Blues”, which really stands out. Although the entire setlist is nothing short of excellent, we feel these songs really give listeners a broad impression of the artist’s fantastic lyrical flow and different ideas, converging into a great album with a unique sound.

Ultimately, this record will please all fans of great rock music, but you might enjoy it even if this genre is regularly not your cup of tea!

Jared is no newcomer when it comes to his experience on the music scene. In fact, he knows a thing or two about releasing high-quality singles that charm the audiences and critics alike! He has a very special approach to rock music, combining the unique feel of artists such as Weezer, with the character of timeless legends such as Beach Boys or The Kinks.

“Hype!” is a vibrant and unique release, which really brings the best of different musical worlds together in a special way.

“Hype!” is available for pre-order on iTunes here


Jared Mancuso is a Philly based artist and purveyor of the next wave of alternative rock. Originally from Bucks County, PA, Mancuso developed musical prowess on multiple instruments and honed his songwriting skills in college, where he met his first creative partner Jared Bardugone. Together the two formed Strike of The Heart and later The Jared Project, which released and nationally toured 2 full length albums that blended the pop punk and folk stylings of the latter Jared with the bluesy riff-rock inspirations of the former.

Jared Mancuso’s solo ventures began in 2013 with his first album, A Very Pleasant Person.  Over the years he has circled in on his true sound: a mix of gritty blues and garage rock drawing from such inspiration as Weezer, The Black Keys, Jack White, and the Beach Boys.  His sophomore effort Superdope, entirely played and recorded by Mancuso himself, was released in 2016 to great acclaim, and garnered him an invite to the Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA 2 years in a row.

Mancuso’s 3rd album, Hype!, is due out August 21st, 2018 and has already been receiving ovations and praise in performances with this live band, the Very Pleasant People, across the Eastern Seaboard. Jared Mancuso’s signature slicked back pompadour and perfectly tailored suits evoke a Don Draper meets James Dean vibe and, when juxtaposed with soaring choruses, infectiously intricate guitar riffs, and thought provoking lyrics, manages to build a sexy sonic tension that packs a punch both live and on the record.


2018   HYPE/ Jared Mancuso

2016   SUPERDOPE/ Jared Mancuso

2015   SONGBOOK/ The Jared Project

2014   THE BATTLE BETWEEN LOVE & FEAR/ The Jared Project

2013    A VERY PLEASANT PERSON/ Jared Mancuso