This past week has seen us country fans being treated to some great new music from the likes of Honey County, Lexi Lauren, and more. And here we bring you reviews of the top 5 single releases this week.
1: Los Angeles – Honey County
Country/pop trio Honey County have admitted that ‘Los Angeles’ is their favourite song they have ever released and after listening to this catchy tune there’s no arguing with them. It’s a belter of a release and their gorgeous vocals and catchy lyrics make this a real contender for major crossover success. The pop production and country lyrics make ‘Los Angeles’ a real standout and it’s certainly their best release to date.
2: Hard Candy Christmas – Lexi Lauren
Teen country music sensation Lexi Lauren has released her first festive single as her sophomore single and ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ highlights everything that is good about Lauren’s voice. Her vocal range is mature beyond her young years, and with it’s cute Christmas production this track could catapult her to worldwide stardom. Lexi Lauren is definitely one to watch.
3: Baby It’s Cold Outside – Jess and the Bandits FT Kevin McGuire
This track brings together two of the UK’s finest country acts as Jess and the Bandits team up with Scottish singer Kevin McGuire for this brilliant cover of the Christmas classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. Jess’ sweet vocals blend beautifully with McGuire’s strong, deep country tones and they really make this festive favourite their own. It’s a real standout on Jess and the Bandits’ new Christmas EP ‘Always Christmas Eve’, and it will no doubt become a firm fan favourite.
4: Tall and Strong – Road West FT Portland
Road West return with the stunning, poignant ‘Tall and Strong’ featuring Portland. The trio’s harmonies blend beautifully and the touching lyrics bring the emotive song to life. The track was written by Keith Bayley after learning of his 16-year-old nephew’s diagnosis and all proceeds from the gorgeous single will go to charity. ‘Tall and Strong’ will strike a chord with listeners of all ages and will no doubt raise plenty of money and awareness.
5: Baby That’s You – Paul McLure
Paul McLure is back with the toe-tapping new single ‘Baby That’s You’. The fast paced production and country style lyrics make this track a real barnstormer of a single. It’s fun, catchy and a real ear-worm. McLure’s vocals are strong and clear and add a touch of pizzazz to an already jazzy release. It’s a real party song and a standout from Paul.