Everything from the musicality to the performances to the way in which this release has been recorded – it all works towards this shared sentiment of nostalgic raw energy & realness.
The music, the chords & notes chosen to create it, have a mildly melancholic yet seductive sense of care-free progression about them. The observational lyrics & the music work beautifully in unison to allow you to be completely swept away by the song.
The dynamic & the style & the way in which the two musicians connect is total entrancing. A magnificent live session & a total recommend, through & through.
The music grabs you, this meeting of the piano, the guitars, the organic drum-line, and not least of all that part delicate part mighty leading voice – all of this in unison creates precisely the sort of escapism that music fans so often turn to.
There seem to be equal parts melancholy & optimism, which is interesting, and ultimately very real & true to each of our own lives as we navigate around existence.
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.
The style of these melodies has something subtly unique about it. On top of this, you can hear the authenticity of the music – you get a clear idea of what a live show would entail – something well worth being on the lookout for.
Mother is an unquestionably heartfelt & captivating piece of music that expresses quite perfectly the sheer pain felt when someone close to you passes away, as well as the joy or hope that comes from everything they meant to you & taught you.
Randy Steele has something special about his sound & his approach to creativity. These songs feel necessary, unstoppably expressive & skillful, and that’s a powerful thing to present.
The nostalgic effect has you drawing back into your own memories, the accompanying video adds to this, so you welcome the experience in a personal way.
An easy must for fans of cleverly crafted, interesting, endlessly enjoyable songwriting. Ann Taylor’s voice has a soothing quality to it that works beautifully as the driving force behind the writing.
I’m finding myself increasingly inspired by 2018’s array of new musical offerings. Wildest Dreams is a beautiful addition, a wonderful song with a full, vibrant musical set-up & a central sentiment that seeks to uplift & motivate you to aim a little higher.