From the outset, the measured vocals are upfront, clear and engaging in this latest release from Charlotte Yates.
The acoustic accompaniment swings between major and minor, giving a beautiful, delicate canvas over which Yates is able to present her thoughtful lyrics.
By the end of Hold Your Horses, we have been treated to a spacious sound that brings the track to a new level sonically.
Yates demonstrates her skill as a singer/songwriter in each of the 12 songs.
The album has been expertly produced by the artist in conjunction with Gil Eva Craig, each song showing a wonderful balance of cleverly crafted song arrangement with appropriate instrumentation, that doesn’t distract the listener from the voice and story of the song.
January is a standout, set up with a catchy hook that you’ll catch yourself humming long after the track stops. Once the chorus hits you can’t help but want to sing along.
Yates again demonstrates a natural ability to craft lyrics together to tell stories, while keeping the song strong and catchy.
Gently paced, this album begs for a leisurely afternoon listen while sharing a bottle of your favourite beverage with friends or family.