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Another Sun (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

It’s tough to judge a lot from one song, but that’s what we’ve got here. It’s quite a strong cut, though. There are elements of rock and country in the mix. That’s not a big surprise, but I can even make out some epic metal in a way. Here’s a more detailed look at the song.

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Track by Track Review
Another Sun

This starts tentatively. Then picked guitar brings it in from there. The piece moves forward with a classy modern pop rock sound. There are hints of country music here. Most of those come from the classy female vocals. The chorus is catchy. This almost has some hints of epic metal in some ways on that chorus. The contrast between mellower and more rocking sections works well. This is a powerful piece that fits well with the music on the radio these days. I’d say that it surpasses most of that because it’s real music. The powerful movement around the middle of the song really does climb toward epic metal. I suppose the best comparison here would be to things like Lady Antebellum, but this is perhaps a little less country than that is.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )

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