Whether it’s the absolutely remarkable vocal capabilities of Jess Chizuk and Greg Zeis of New York duo, The Rightly So, that reel you in or their award-winning songwriting excellence, there is a harmony between the two that is electric and deeply in tune. Kicking off their self-titled album with “Blackberry Brandy”, the fusion of delicate and poetic guitar with Jess’ melodic vocals creates an airy atmosphere of delight as the duo melts the hearts of listeners with a compelling and duly joyful sound.
The second track, “Crash This Car”, picks up the momentum with a spearheaded lyrical drive into undiscovered roads that the duo are unafraid to seek and explore as the profoundly unique acoustic sound adds a musical thrust into a land of mystery. “Brush Fire” is the third track in which Jess’ vocals mimic the likes of Sheryl Crow as she spills out a highly passionate delivery straight from the heart insinuating that her pain seeks clarity.
The fourth track, “Hurry Up”, adds a dose of positive energy as Greg lyrically creates scenarios to further lock down the love of his life while in hopes to spend time dialing back into what matters most; unity. “Wine and Shine” is the fifth track in which Greg croons over his guitar and speaks of his undying and romantic devotion to his lover while comparing the connection to both the spirits of whiskey and the smooth delicacy of a good glass of wine.
The seventh track, “Don’t Step out of the Light”, is a folksy track for all ages that reminds the human race to choose a life of shimmering light and love and to rise above outside voices that steer you from your highest self within.
The Rightly So gracefully close out a bonafide listening experience with “In the Line of Fire” which keeps the lantern inside of the hearts of listeners alight while urging all to remain conscious of the moment.
If you’re a fan of a mixture of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Sheryl Crow and Bon Iver, then do yourself a favor and check out The Rightly So.