Amelia White, Sounds in the Suburbs, The Doublet

amelia white

Monday 25 June, 2018

The Doublet,  74 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF

Amelia is a fabulous artist from Nashville. She operates in social-realist mode throughout her new full-length Rhythm of the Rain, and you may find its themes relevant in this hour of our national distress. A soulful vocalist who sings like a less self-indulgent Lucinda Williams, White makes music that could serve as the great mean of, well, Nashville East Americana. She pours her lyrics into a pot of condensed soup that could use a little spicing up for the table, but her light touch saves the day. Released this fall in Europe and set to drop domestically next year, Rhythm of the Rain peaks with “Said It Like a King,” a critique of misguided American self-confidence: “Preacher’s face is red / His fists both swing / He says you will fear temptation / And he said it like a king.” Rarely have the standard usages of Americana-ized songwriting been put to more pungent use — pass the soup.

Americana UK: “Rhythm of the Rain” one of the best albums of 2017

Amelia White “Rhythm Of The Rain” (White Wolf) Outstanding songs accompany a fantastically soulful, wearily hopeful East Nashville voice. Take for instance Sugar Baby, a modern prison ballad – it oozes Deep South temptation and wrongdoing. Intelligent rhythms and arrangements drive all the songs along – no two sound too similar or dissimilar. Title track Rhythm Of The Rain has a fantastic minor to major turnaround for the chorus.

Not to be missed, another great night of music ocoming up.


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