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Charlotte Country Rockers, Diamonds and Whiskey, are cranking up the soul and twisting modern-day country into Rock ‘N’ Roll throughout their latest full-length release, ‘Dark Country Voodoo’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Rebel Child”, Diamonds and Whiskey create the instrumental feeling of stepping into the Wild Wild West as they lyrically speak of their rebellious natures and charm that has been cultivated through stints of hell on earth. The second track, “Heartbreak Queen”, lyrically tackles living a life laced with sin as Vocalist, Jenny Webb, emits a sultry touch that enhances the feeling of being trapped in a situation that you know will only emotionally lead you into the ditches when the night is through. “Wasted On Your Love” is the third track in which Jenny’s vocals soar while lyrically speaking of time gifted to an individual who didn’t reciprocate the feelings that she developed over time. The fourth track, “Hands Down”, begins by carrying an old-school Rock instrumental feel and swiftly leads into Diamonds and Whiskey lyrically putting an individual in their place when it comes to them not being able to cut to the chase and living out a life in denial of their sour reality.
“25 To Life” is the fifth track that is full of southern comfort as Diamonds and Whiskey speak of the fear that is felt when it comes to wasting life and allowing moments to flash right before your eyes. The sixth track, “Hold On”, feels like a jukebox hit as lyrics that attempt to once again sweep an individual who is slowly walking away off of their feet are full of fun and good ol’ fashioned flirting. “Hero” is the seventh track that slows it down into a beautiful piano instrumental that is full of depth, clarity and character. The eighth track, “Hooks”, is the perfect track for a karaoke night at the bar as Diamonds and Whiskey tackle being passionate lovers that will take risks and go to extreme lengths when it comes to connecting deeply with a soulmate during their lifetime. “Muddy Water” is the ninth track that is full of sass and class as Jenny lyrically demands respect and puts her foot down it comes to what she expects from anyone who has the pleasure of being a part of her life. The tenth track, “Whiskey Down”, entrances listeners as Diamonds and Whiskey highlight a drunken night out on the town and the poor decisions that tend to be made when the bottle finally gets put down. Closing out with “Sugar Stick”, lyrically leads listeners into the belief that the members of Diamonds and Whiskey are old souls that aren’t accepting anything less than truth and love.
Jenny Webb’s vocals are a soulful delight for listeners who appreciate clean pipes full of strength and clarity. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Chris Stapleton, Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town, then support Diamonds and Whiskey’s journey on Soundcloud.
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