Review: Long Overdue – Steve Yanek

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Steve Yanek is back with a new album aptly titled ‘Long Overdue’. I criticised Yanek’s last album as whilst he could write in a variety of styles, I felt he hadn’t quite decided what he wished to do. However this record is much more cohesive and polished and has a clear sense of direction. The production is strong, his vocals shine and from the opening track – the title track – he has a brand of country-rock that sees your foot tapping along from the off. Melodically, this is a stand out collection as those choruses will get stuck in your head. ‘Like Now’ is a favourite of mine, I think that build up to the chorus is executed well and really helps the message to land with the listener. Meanwhile, the harmonies and backing vocals in ‘On Your Side’ are brilliant and effective. This is my favourite album from Steve Yanek and as he promises there’s more songs waiting in the wings, I’m excited to see him progress with this style! 

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