Talent is everything. Quality, most of the time (if not always), is better than quantity. While there are certain things that may take a bigger group to pull out -yeah, those fun light and visual shows on AGT might feature one dude, but there’s a team behind-, in music, you don’t really need too much of large group of fellas. Nor you need too much instruments backing you up – a guitar and great vocals might be more than enough. And last but not least, chemistry either with your bandmates and/or your audience is always important.
Distant Country lovers Blake English and Tori Lund aka Few Miles South’s new album Might Could, checks all the aforementioned boxes. Coming back from different musical and cultural backgrounds, all their influences can be felt behind the layers their infectious and upbeat Country music that dives between the Nashville and Oklahoma sound.
Title track kicks off the album with its blend of modern and old school, playful honky music; but what definitely stands out from the rest is Lund’s vocals that reminds you to the titans like Carrie Underwood. This song pretty much sets the tone of the entire album moving on. There’s a subtle sense of Southern church flavor in the vocals (especially on the last track, “What’s Yours Is Mine”) as well – something that seems to match so well with the genre as a whole.
There’s really not too much negative to report – however, this album is definitely not for everyone as different to other much modern Country records, this one isn’t a blend or play of different styles. In fact, this is as Country as it can be, which for some purists that might be a great thing but at the same it can be a very limiting thing. Luckily for the band though, Country is at its peak right now, so they ain’t short for an audience.
Criteria - 80%
Nonetheless, Might Could by Few Miles South is a fun record made by two talented folks with a great potential waiting to be exploited. They have all the right tools and chops to make it big into the industry, so don’t let Spotify or some awards tell you later on and get to meet and love them at this early stage in their career and (fingers crossed) follow their evolution as the next big thing.