Country warmth and quality songwriting unite for this instantly likeable new single from Karen Lee Batten.
Featuring a brilliantly organic, Americana-soaked instrumental, Too Strong soon brings in short and addictive verse lines, which build up beautifully towards the ultimate resolve of a catchy, addictive hook.
Great vocals, born to perform in this way and meandering fautlelssly between laid-back vibes and a rising sense of passion as the notes lift things higher – Karen Lee Batten puts in a perfect performance for the good-vibes nature of this single. Throw in a humble guitar solo and an equally mellow yet still rising middle-8, and the entire release proves a memorable, easily recognisable pop-rock hit.
A touch of the country-pop brightness of yesteryear, with a fresh melody, a welcomed sentiment regarding love and longevity, and a crisp, contemporary finish. Really well crafted – a pleasure to let play.
The Canadian Idol finalist co-wrote the new single Too Strong with Jeff Johnson, Mitch Merrett, and Chad Kroeger (Nickelback).