On The Stereo #49

3 September, 2019 in Music

Maybe April

Maybe April: Alaina Stacey and Katy DuBois are in the driving seat of country duos

The team’s track selection process unearths some absolute gems from Maybe April, Crash Adams, Serafina Steer, Marc Bianco and Molly-Anne


MAYBE APRIL
ALREADY GONE
Self-release

Country duos are having their moment right now and this stunning ballad pushes Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey to the forefront, with thought-provoking lyrics and soaring vocal harmonies. There’s something magical about two voices blending to make one, and this song has us hitting the replay button multiple times to hear them again. LK


CRASH ADAMS
MAKE IT LAST
Crash Adams Records

We’re firmly back in the soundworld of the 80s for Crash Adams’ newest single – all gated snares, chugging bass and epic electric guitar lines. But the real star of the show is the songwriting, making a simple but captivating earworm out of the track’s title phrase. BD


SERAFINA STEER
PROVIDES COMMON GROUND
Self-release

This delicate sliver of experimental pop creates a welcoming space for us all to come together and celebrate our fundamental similarities. Intricate layers of harp and percussion float to the ground and, once landed, provide the most comfortable of beds. DH


MARC BIANCO
GIRL – YOUNG FRENCH WOMEN OF N.A. (FEAT. JIM)
FHUO Records

Girl is a slow-builder: through the hiss of white noise crunchy Rhodes chords gradually emerge, joined by falsetto vocals and a chilled-out backbeat. By the time sparkling synth notes enter the mix, it’s a lush, jazzy soundscape, lo-fi and endearingly so. BD


MOLLY-ANNE
BRISTOL BOY
Self-release

Combining catchy melodies, toe-tapping beats and relatable lyrics, this rootsy track tells a story of young love and that rush of feelings you get when you first start dating that someone. It’s a real standout from a UK artist who should do well on the radio, thanks to its funky vibes and pop undertones. LK


Words: Ben Devlin, Duncan Haskell, Laura Klonowski

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections via the Songwriting Magazine Spotify ‘Music Reviewed’ playlist.



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