What a stunning, hauntingly beautiful intro to an album. From the moment The Secret Sisters began singing on Tennessee River Runs Low, I was instantly hooked. Their vocals, their harmonies are not only mesmerisingly flawless but are of old soul, are wonderfully delicate, sweet-sounding and sensational. The vocals completely captivated me and left me in a trance.
The Secret Sisters are not new to the scene but this is the first time that I have sat down and listened to them properly and I question why it has taken me so long?
Each song is sheer perfection with close harmony vocals that have a slight 40’s/50’s feel blended with a Folk/Americana/Country/Bluegrass sound and a twist of Jazz and Blues and old-time gospel. The entire album is full of hypnotically beautiful music which in places is haunting and faintly dark. It is a divine work of art with the most stunningly beautiful and spellbinding sounds both vocally and melodically. The story telling lyrics are gripping and engaging and make me eager to see them live in an intimate setting where the lyrics jump out at you.
So much of this album reminds me of the theme of The Hunger Games first soundtrack which The Secret Sisters featured on so I guess that’s why.
If you like artists such as The Pistol Annies, Alison Krauss, The Wandering Hearts, The Black Feathers and artists alike then this album and this duo should be perfect for you tastes.
Despite the mild comparisons, The Secret Sisters are a refreshing rarity as they offer so much more variety in their music and have produced an album of fine tuned songs that deliver no aggression, repetition or fillers. The album flows so beautifully in such a calming way and I find myself wanting to sit on the front porch in my rocking chair (if I had either) chilling out to the album of a fine evening.
I just want to rave about this album to anyone and everyone. The song He’s Fine has become one of my favourite songs at the moment, it has a slick Folk melody and rhythm to it with vocals and lyrics that are so incredibly infectious.
You Don’t Own Me Anymore feels like the missing piece in my music collection. I am lost in this album and happily so.
You Don’t Own Me Anymore by The Secret Sisters