This edition of the Indie Artist Music Review focuses on the band, The River South and their newly released album, Follow The Light. The album, which seems to be a strong blend of country, folk and blues music, starts off with a song that has the same name as the album. “Follow The Light” has a very rhythmic flow and melody to it that allows you to kick and relax and open your ears up to to a pleasurable listening experience. The fact that the beat has a little bit of a funk sound to it is icing on the cake. “Go My Way” is a nice slow jam with an upbeat feel to it. It also helps that it has a part in the beat where there is no singing and just the beat plays on its own. It gives anyone who is listening some time to take in the words prior.”Someday” has a melancholy feel to it, but with a nice folk and blues sound throughout. “A Little Dying” isn’t as heavy with its instrumentation as some of the other songs on this album with a beat that is more minimalist, but it has a deep message of love in it. A couple more songs in and you’re listening to “Got Me Running,” a song that is very infectious and energetic enough to make you get up out of your seat and dance. Aside from “Follow The Light,” this song would also be a great single because of its crossover appeal. It’s strong enough and potent enough musically. It has that special something that most popular songs have that make easy to be ingrained in the listener’s mind in an impressionable way. “Never Say Goodbye” has strong content lyrically. Everyone on some level will be able to relate to this song because we’ve all met that one person who we fell in love with and didn’t want to say goodbye to. Lyrics like “sometimes you catch a headwind, you make the best of the best thing, nobody ever loved me, the way you love me baby” are not only simple and straightforward, but they tug your heartstrings enough to make you remember when you were in that place in your life or why you’re in that place in your life now. The song “There’s Nothing Beneath Us” is very romantically potent with its lyrics. Very poetic and very heartfelt. Just like “Never Say Goodbye” this song is about love and keeping that love between you and your significant other strong no matter what the circumstances/odds are. “I’ll be the kite and you be the wind, you fill us up and I’ll hold you in between us, there’s nothing beneath us” says it all. Great way to end the album off on a good note. The River South is a band that stands on its own merits in a genre full of high quality talent, yet they split the difference between The Head and the Heart and the powerful southern voices of music legends such as Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zant and The Black Crowes.’

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