Kalinec and KJ’s voices blend so well together, they certainly have a chemistry and the pair, who have both been recognised for their songwriting, keep their melodies simple and their lyrics set the scene in each song.
New Lovers Waltz is a favourite of mine on the record, it’s sometimes hard to get a waltz time song right, but it’s not a problem for the pair as I find my foot-tapping along instantly as KJ takes the lead, it’s a beautiful, soothing love song. Their cover of When You Say Nothing At All is brave, I felt in parts the pair were rushing or trying to hard to put their own stamp on it, nonetheless upon second listen it grew on me, I warmed to the conversational tone Kalinec took to deliver his lines. The pair give a nod to their celtic connections with the song Home in Scotland, the melodies in the chorus are beautiful as their voices intertwine.
To summarise, Kalinec and KJ are meant to sing together, the way their voices fuse together to become one is magical. The pair stay true to their roots and deliver a well produced album with some real gems on it.