Title - 'Southern Life'
Artist - Rachel Wise
For those not in the know, Rachel Wise is a Memphis-based singer and songwriter bringing a strong southern soulful sound to her original countryesque rock songs.
Wise was born and raised in Northern Misssissippi and with a large variety of musical talent surrounding her at all times, her music tends to stick with her southern roots.
With influences like Etta James, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bonnie Raitt, she brings a strong southern and soulful sound that is musically uncompromising and lyrically positive.
Wise has performed with many local artists and played venues from Memphis, Tennessee to Jonesboro, Arkansas and everywhere in between.
As a new and upcoming artist, Wise has remained humble, crediting her voice as Gods gift and continues to use it to glorify Him daily.
Having just released her debut album, Southern Life, she is now ready to welcome a whole new, and much bigger worldwide audience into her musical life.
1. 'Southern Life'
2. 'Shoulda Known Better'
3. 'American Dream'
4. 'Come On Home'
5. 'Crazy Over Him'
7. 'Baby Bye Bye'
8. 'Unknown Stranger'
10. 'Above The Clouds'
We begin with a song that showcases both the lyrical ability of the young Wise together in perfect harmony with her enormous vocal range on the title track itself, 'Southern Life.' Boy does she belt that track right outta the park and Wise also manages to instill it with an old school country vibe that grounds it perfectly.
Next up is the fun bounce of bemoaning letting someone go, 'Shoulda Known Better,' the road trip, windows down beauty 'American Dream,' the anthemic 'Come On Home,' and then one of the best songs on the album (in my opinion), the laid back, late night romantic ode, 'Crazy Over Him.'
The tempo's turned back up again for the boisterous '80s rock vibe of 'Dreams,' with the mid-tempo countrified 'Baby Bye Bye' following along next.
The quietest, if you will, track on the album is yet another showing of Wise's vocal qualities in the gentle 'Unknown Stranger,' and then this truly wonderful album is brought to a close with the foot to the floor rocker 'Washed,' and then the sedate, beautiful ballad, 'Above The Clouds.'
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