Totally Biased Fan Review: Truth and Trickery – Paula Standing (EEP)

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Paula Standing has an old fashioned sound. I am not just talking about lyrics and tunes, but in her vocal style. However, she does not sing other people’s songs on this EEP, she sings her own creations, but with that undeniable sound and reflective feel of yesteryear.

It is an easy going country style that is injected into most of these songs. It is wonderful to know that the only collaboration on this EEP is with my dear FB friend, Lola Brinton.  These songs are old school and isn’t it refreshing to know that  – with so many other things injected into country music these days, good and bad, that some things are still sacred.

The six songs on this EEP are songs to mellow out to. Picking favourites is hard. I do like A Good Day, Heartaches Coming Around and Beautiful the best, but they are all terrific tracks, and surprising. The singing is similar to Kel Anne Brandt, which is a pretty good compliment. Well produced and easy on the ear, these songs are great to mellow out to and age old.

Sweet and significant. Hope to hear more from Paula.

 

Tracks:

A Good Day

All Over By Christmas

Heartaches coming Around

The war ain’t over

Oh Baby (Why Am I)

Beautiful

All works written by Paula Standing except lyrics in Heartaches Coming Around by Lola Brinton.

Lead Vocals Paula Standing

Guitars and Backing Vocals Emily  A Smith

Percussion: Holly Thomas

Bass: Shirleen Khemlani

Violin: Emma Luker

Keys: Richard Coates

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Wizard Tone Studios.

 

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The Single Life – Episode 3

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Bolting out of the stables is a bluesy, raunchy track – Next Big Thing (Rukkus Room Remix) by Hayley Jensen, the toast of Tamworth this year (along with Andrew Swift) – they were everywhere.  My country music daughter, Amber Lawrence released Hey from her upcoming Spark album. It is a rollicking track with some awesome lyrics. It will get the crowds singing and dancing, but it has a message too. The woman with the most fabulous name in the business, Kelly Brouhaha, belts out 40,000 Star Hotel from her upcoming album which will just blow everybody away. If Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin had a little sister, this would be her.  Just a friendly warning, radio, she does say fudge. Awesome song. Anita Tresidder has released Bucket List which more than mentions Beccy Cole. A song that dreams are made of….give it a spin.  My County Music son, Adam Toms, released one of his most beautiful songs yet, This Old Mandolin. It is a bit slower for this country rocker, but I love it.  Sara Storer released How Sweet The Voice (see my album review of Raindance) – a really sad and beautiful song – a bit different, like the album.  Have some tissues handy.  New Harmony by Felicity Urquhart has been getting a lot of airplay in part on Saturday Night Country as part of her theme song, but now we get to hear it in full (See my album review on Frozen Rabbit). Little Heartbreaker by Karen Craigie is entering the charts, featured on the album review that I have written this week.

Keep alerting me of new singles. I’ll keep promoting them.