Richard Schroder’s latest release feels like far more of a pop hit than anything purely country – not that either direction is preferable, there’s just a notably accessible and quickly engaging, memorable aura to this song, making it an easy one to relate to and enjoy.
Sunday Morning kicks up with a simple Americana set-up, organic and fairly minimalist to begin with, then you get the leading voice for the verse – the first moment at which the personality and unique appeal of the band starts to stand out.
The Stifftones have chosen a quiet and genuine setting for this because the song itself is one that deals with personal, reflective ideas – a sense of being far away, isolated or alone.
Fresh from the album Texas Cactus, Ranzel X Kendrick’s Crazy Love emerges as an acoustic and warm country pop ballad that softly works its magic thanks to Kendrick’s gently expressive vocal and a perfectly supportive, organic soundscape.
The simple country label doesn’t seem to quite cover the experience you get from the music, there’s something about the beats and the artist’s leading voice, even the scene setting, which leans in a slightly more alternative direction.
Maggie Baugh fuses the stylish grit of distorted country rock with the melodic sensibilities of pop on this latest single.
“It’s thrilling to be performing with and without a script, it just comes back to understanding what the crowd or venue wants and delivering.”
Rob Georg is swiftly becoming one of the most unwavering, honest and emotionally pure country songwriters around right now.
Re-working the recent hit Old Town Road with a completely new angle but basically the same beat and melody, parody artist The Hairy Sun has taken on the surface level lifestyle of a homeless drug addict – adding comedy and a completely new story-line to what is a notably memorable and quickly recognizable release.
An awesome gear change towards the half-way mark gives the song a real emotional edge – Dalton’s vocals and the surrounding instrumentation pour through with sudden grit and genuine passion, quickly recapturing any wandering minds and firmly reinforcing the evolving stages of the story.
Cassie Boettcher’s brand new EP More Than That brilliantly utilizes the opportunity to introduce an artist with a genuine, inherent connection to the music she makes.
“I as a musician always strive for the best, cause that’s what really makes the difference. The best lyrics, the best melody, the best co-writer, the best producer, the best musicians to play along with, the best recording, the best mix and the best master. There are so many great talents out there, that you won’t have the slightest chance with anything less.”