Sad that Tom Petty is dead? Cry no more. Natalie Hemby is making some very Tom Petty-sounding music for you to enjoy.
[new] Charlie Burg – “Lancaster Nights” (96bpm Bmaj)
I liked this song so much I listened to some of Charlie Burg’s other stuff. Sadly, most of it was pretty awful. Hopefully this record is more indicative of where he’s headed because it really has a lot going for it. Out of the gate, it’s groovy but just when you think you know where it’s going, it takes some unconventional left turns. I liked being surprised especially when it’s with wonderful horn arrangements and riffs, great harmonies and background vocals, sophisticated chord progressions and tight, disciplined production. And it has a GREAT ending too. Bravo, Mr. Burg. Please do more of this!
[new] Caroline Polachek – “Look At Me Now” (96bpm Amaj)
Nice track. I like how it alternates between 3/4 and 4/4 time. Good vocal performance and production. Good vocal harmony. Nice job doubling the lead vocals at key points. Unfortunately for Caroline, the real stars here may be the producers and engineers because her vocal performance abilities aren’t so wonderful when performing live.