Quickly building a reputation for their passionate and emotional song writing, US roots outfit Angie and the Deserters have returned with another single from their latest EP (‘You’) – the excellently titled ‘Forgetting to Forget’.
Even the title is evocative, which is only enhanced once those guitars start strumming and the heart strings are tugged by the thoughtful lyrics. Specialising in thoughtful Americana country-rock, this is a band well worth paying attention to. Whether you’re already partial to a touch of roots music, or just prefer your pop music to be catchy and accessible, there’s something here for you to enjoy.
Coming on May 17th, ‘Whirlwind’ is the new album from UK country-pop artist Lucy May. Having made something of a name for herself with single ‘Paper Heart’, May has been working hard between the UK and Nashville in the USA to create this album, preceded earlier this year by the title single above.
As you can hear in the video, this is an artist to be taken seriously. Well produced, well written songs with lyrics that bridge the gap between catchy and thoughtful, these are certainly tracks more in the vein of top US country artists than anything any UK songer can currently match.
Having heard the full album we can confirm this quality runs throughout, and with single ‘We Got It’ release alongside the full album it’s going to be a busy time for Lucy May. Unfortunately, ‘We Got It’ doesn’t seem to be streamable just yet, otherwise we would share it with you here, but trust us when we say its a doozy.
Due for release next Monday (March 9th), the new EP from Lucy May looks promising indeed judging by the title track above. With the UK in the midst of a country revival, Lucy May is an artist who bridges the country-pop gap and this track is immediately accessible without being rote or cheesy.
The top line production was enough to get the attention of Radio 2, with Terry Wogan featuring her heavily with previous track ‘Paper Heart’, and with any luck she can carry that momentum forward with the new EP, plus an album of the same name coming soon too.
It’s no less than she deserves. Totally self-funded, Lucy May has been holding down two jobs to keep her musical ambitions alive, so if you’re looking for an independent country artist to get behind, we would definitely say Lucy May should be high on the list. You can catch her live tonight (March 4th) too if you happen to be in London – you can find her at The Country Collective in Canary Wharf.