TRACK REVIEW: Sarah Connolly – Heading South | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A delightful and atmospheric dose of folk rock with a strong emphasis on Sarah Connolly’s strong voice and lyricism, Heading South is a marvellous song served brilliantly by an arrangement which favours staccato guitars, melodic bass, sparse rhythms and glorious strides of pedal-steel guitar.

This gorgeous pool of sound gives the song a slick and deep undercurrent which only serves to enhance the sheer quality of Connolly’s songwriting, with the lyrics (concerning a relationship cut short by commitment issues) painting a deep and boldly refreshing portrait of a classic narrative, allowing her powerful voice to stand front and centre in an enthralling world of sound. It is a powerful and glorious work, brilliantly showcasing the sheer talent and confidence of Sarah Connolly. Essential.

 

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