Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
The rise of Country has been one of the most satisfying things to see in the past few years, its growing more away from the cliched (and sometimes accurate) images of old and blossoming into a living, breathing thing that embraces folk, rock and pop with welcoming arms.
Laura Evans has certainly keyed into all of this, hitting gold with her alluring balance of driving rhythms and radio friendly sensibilities, the feel good and sassy brew a distillation of sweetness and spicy heat.
‘Solo’ sees her at her boldest and most self-confident, throwing in some brilliantly constructed blues into the mix.
Oddly, for the genre, there are subtle elements of the British Invasion spearheaded by the likes of The Yardbirds that give this an added draw for the ears, the classic stylings mixing with more of an earthy and dustily authentic feel.
If you’ve ever thought that Country was just depressed cowboys and cowgirls whose lives had fallen on hard times, you need to listen to this for a real education.
Laura Evans brings the freedom and joy of wide-open spaces and endless possibilities, taking you on a journey that will thrill with every step. Intoxicating.
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