On The Stereo #56

29 November, 2019 in Music

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens: you might know her work with David Crosby’s Lighthouse Band

Our writers revel in the latest musical delights emanating from Becca Stevens, Lady Antebellum, Kendama, Andy Clark and Danny McMahon


BECCA STEVENS
GOOD STUFF
GroundUp Music

You might know Stevens from her work with David Crosby’s Lighthouse Band, but she’s a different proposition entirely on this funky pop number. Layered vocals, rippling synths and a pulsating groove really do bring the good stuff to her delightfully uplifting jam. DH


LADY ANTEBELLUM
WHAT I’M LEAVING FOR
BMLG Records

The Grammy-award winning trio gave us yet another taste of their latest LP Ocean, this time in the form of a heartbreakingly beautiful ballad about how they struggle leaving their partners and children behind when they tour across the world. The band returned to their musical roots and the result is wonderful. LK


KENDAMA
CLOSURE
AWAL

As PC Music’s influence continues to slowly seep into the pop firmament, Kendama’s Closure reflects its hyperactive sound play and taste for earworm hooks, with lyrics about moving on from the past. A switch to double-time makes for a climactic finale, and the glitchy vocal cut-ups are a nice touch. BD


ANDY CLARK
THE CARD
Greywood Records

Though most of team Songwriting refuse to acknowledge Christmas until well into December, some of us are far more festive. This sincere and touching ballad is a gentle entry point to the world of jingle bells and choir singing which is about to descend upon our airwaves. LM


DANNY McMAHON
LONELY
Self-release

Bristol’s newest rising star is back with his latest offering – a funky guitar-led, foot-stomping track that, lyrically, is his best release to date. It’s rare for an independent artist to share such a polished single, with major label production values and chart-friendly lyrics. LK


Words: Duncan Haskell, Laura Klonowski, Ben Devlin, Lindsey Meier

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



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