Title - 'Rambling Stranger'
Artist - Lucy Isabel
New Jersey-born and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lucy Isabel has just released her new full-length album, Rambling Stranger this past June 14th, 2019 and it is glorious. Simply glorious.
Produced by Jared Anderson and recorded in a series of live, inspired takes, Rambling Stranger shows the full scope of Isabel’s songwriting along with her classic-sounding folk croon – that evokes everyone from Brandi Carlile to Judy Collins.
1. 'How It Goes'
2. 'Something New'
3. 'The Road Ahead'
4. 'Rambling Stranger'
5. 'California Coming Down'
6. 'False Prophet'
7. 'Little Bird'
8. 'Lucky Stars'
9. 'The Between'
10. 'Don't Ask Me Why'
The first track of the 10 is 'Here It Goes' which opens bombastically before free flowing into a wondrous Americana vibe and that's backed by both the dulcet lo-fi bluegrass-folk of 'Something New' and the counted-in country roots-rock of 'The Road Ahead.'
The beautiful, lush title track 'Rambling Stranger' is a track that you will find yourself hitting replay on many times and that's backed by a distinctive rock-blues orientated sound on 'California Coming Down.'
Another of my personal favorites is when Isabel's brand of Nashville Americana comes to the fore on the beautiful 'False Prophet' which then has the folk-pop of 'Little Bird' following along nicely thereafter.
This quite captivating new album then rounds out with the gentle acoustic ballad 'Lucky Stars,' the harder-hitting rock bounce of 'The Between', and then the storytelling whilst sat at the piano of 'Don't Ask Me Why' brings the show to a righteous close.
With all 10 of these new songs being filled with images from an adulthood lived on the run: a shuttered army fort along the Jersey Shore; a mountain range outside of Seattle; a road leading to an unknown destination, promising nothing but the unexpected for anyone willing to take it, Rambling Stranger is as perfect an album as I've heard (within any genre) in many a year.
“This album has been building up inside of me since I first moved to Nashville,” says Isabel. “I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to work with such amazing musicians and friends to bring it to life, and I’m even more excited to share it with as many people as possible.”
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