By Georgia Lundeen
Chains Are Broken is the latest album from The alternative country band put this album out on August 24th, 2018. Now before you write off this album for its genre take into account that it’s not your normal country album. It has some punk rock influences, and even incorporates things such as blue grass and jug band elements as well. A small detail that is a bit odd about this band is they do not have a drummer. However, unless you are actively listening for it you would never guess it. The first hint of anything country is the singer’s country twang in the third song of the album “Paint My Face.” Around the 2 minutes and 30 seconds mark when it slows slightly he lets his voice ring out above the other singers, and creates this new sound that was previously unknown within this album. It comes as a welcome surprise.
Each song flows sweetly into the next. This transition is extremely well timed out throughout the whole album. While you may not be the biggest fan of country music, or maybe the thought of country music conjures up images of farms, tractors, and broken hearts. I highly suggest giving this album a chance. The odd combination keeps you intrigued and desiring to hear more. The album is only 37 minuets, so it is a quick listen but a good listen. It’s one of those albums that you can easily play in the background while you get other work done. Once you start listening you will soon forget that you are technically listening to a country album if that isn’t your cup of tea, but if you do like country it gives you a different side of country to explore.