Review: Laura Evans – State of Mind

Originally from the Welsh valleys where singing is just a way of life for everyone, Laura Evans and her powerhouse vocals take you on a journey with her new album ‘State of Mind’.

After first bursting onto the scene in 2020, with her single ‘Running Back To You’, Evans really hones in on her own unique sound on her latest record. Her storytelling lyrics shine through Josiah J Manning’s arrangement and production, which perfectly frames her sweet vocals. Manning played every instrument on the record which is something to be admired and applauded.

One of the stand out tracks is the single ‘I’m Alright’. Slightly more blues-rock than country, there is a swagger to it’s delivery whilst the chorus is uplifting and anthemic. Known for her love of ballads, Evans packs a punch with ballads she has on this record. From the raw and vulnerable single-take of ‘Fool’ to the classic country feel of ‘Let You Down Easy’, they tug on the heartstrings and you find yourself holding your breath as you hang on every lyric.

‘State of Mind’ excites us, it’s a record that pulls together all of those blues, rock and country influences and delivers some spellbinding storytelling lyrics with a powerful vocal performance. The future looks bright for Evans.  

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