Long-term readers of our blog will know we’re fans of American country-rock singer Anna Rose. Having previously reviewed her tracks Nobody Knows I’m Here, Sucker Puncher, and The Chariot, I’m pleased to share our thoughts on her new album The Light Between, out today.
By Graeme Smith
The Light Between is a collection of ten of Anna’s tales of modern America. The insular and personal rubs up against the expansive and outward-looking, with each meditation delivered impeccably by Anna’s might set of lungs and soulful, morose vocals. Genre-wise, she’s not breaking any barriers. This is comfortable, homegrown country-rock but, hell, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
The album features all the aforementioned singles but opens with Anna’s biggest track yet: Anonymous. An eerie intro gives way to meandering bass and Anna’s unmistakable voice, ramping up to the first explosive chorus that will be used as the benchmark for the rest of the album. It’s Anna at her best and why we fell in love with her.
There are certainly quieter, reflective moments within The Light Between – closing tracks Walking On The Edge and Sinking Ship being prime examples – but what keeps us coming back is when Anna is really belting out a note. It really is a gift of a voice she has and we’re thankful for her sharing it with us.
You can check out The Light Between below.