First Listen Review: Nora Jane Struthers – “Wake”

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What I Like: It’s a pleasant album that’s for sure. It’s one for the sunny day driving in the countryside. “Dreamin” has a nice fast beat with some good drumming

What Could Be Improved: There isn’t anything really standing out. It has all the right song structures but seems too easily made. It’s just typical country music, but lacking a country voice. Bland in outlook. I’d like to see songs like “The South” emerge from their quiet sound into something louder later in the song. I think this would add more variety and energy to the music. The fact that she is a country singer from New Jersey should be highlighted more. Stories experimenting with the country elements found in rural NJ would be fascinating and different.

Would I Listen Again: No

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