OK, I might not be the biggest fan of their latest album, III, but this duo refuses to let Folk fade out of the recent limelight. They went for a Western Folk sound by adding a lot of steel guitar and similar elements that you normally don’t hear in traditional Folk music, but it didn’t quite turn heads like they had hoped.
The lead singer, Suzanne Santo, tried to explore her sound by pushing up her pitch at times, but it was kind of bland, because it never broke out of a specific vocal range. The backsplash for her to sing on got a change as well. Instead of a simple composition of chords being played on a guitar, they threw in a full band behind her, but it drowns out her vocals and it’s hard to hear the harmonies, so bringing in the band was a bad move.
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