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4 out of 5

47 Ratings

Lost Swimming in the Mainstream


I'm incredibly excited for Delta Rae's major-label success and widened airplay, and I wish them only the best. However, I am more than slightly disappointed with this banality and 'averageness' of these songs. Delta Rae's spark is missing here; these songs sound like forgettable country music radio filler compared to their unique, genre-bending epic anthems and heartfelt whispers of albums past. I love them dearly and I'm sure these songs will grow on me with time, but at the moment, I fear that my favorite band will lose their signature sound by swimming in the mainstream.



sounds just like all the other vanilla, generic country music cuts that are out there. Doesn't sound at all like Delta Rae did, if this is a new direction, they somehow lost their focus -- where is the great writing? the different harmonies and voices we heard from their first albums, none of that is a part of any of these --- pass on this EP

About Delta Rae

Earthy familial alt-pop outfit Delta Rae skillfully juggle gospel-tinged country-rock, sensual blue-eyed soul, and harmony-laden Americana, resulting in an infectious, radio-ready sound that falls somewhere between Nickel Creek and Adele. Formed in 2009 as a four-piece around the talents of siblings Ian, Eric, and Brittany Hölljes, along with Elizabeth Hopkins, the North Carolina-based band expanded to a sextet the following year with the additions of Mike McKee and Grant Emerson. In 2011 the group inked a deal with Sire/Warner Bros. after a particularly impressive in-office audition for Seymour Stein, who was blown away by Hopkins and the Hölljes siblings' powerful voices. The resulting Carry the Fire, their major-label debut, arrived in 2012. Carry the Fire reached 11 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and 13 on the folk chart. Delta Rae released their second album, After It All, in the spring of 2015. In 2017, the band released a new EP, A Long and Happy Life, which featured the hit single of the same name. ~ James Christopher Monger

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