For those of you who remember the group Southern Halo, you’re bound to enjoy American Blonde as the two older Morris sisters return to the spotlight to form the duo. The songs are grittier and edgier than Southern Halo’s but with a new producer on board the pair feel they have found their true sound. Their vocals still soar though and the songwriting is still gripping.
‘Blackwater Creek’ is a stand out as it discusses the themes of reckless hearts set to a mysterious and eerie production reminiscent of some of the Civil Wars music. The quietness of the verse is juxtaposed when the chorus hits allowing their vocals to become explosive and powerful.
The rockier ‘Hurricane’ keeps the energy high whilst the emotionally charged ‘Dust On my Wings’ tugs on the heartstrings as the pair pay tribute to their grandfather in this beautiful song. Their harmonies throughout are what set this duo apart from the rest of the field.
I loved Southern Halo but American Blonde have rediscovered themselves and have gone from strength to strength with their beautiful vocals and well written, authentic songwriting.