With captivatingly sincere vocals, intricately rhythmic guitar progressions, and perspective-shifting lyrics, Folk singer-songwriter Katie Blount definitely didn’t fail to grab our attention with her latest single “The American Song”.
If you hold the impression that acoustic folk has had its time, prepare to embrace the visceral contemporary connection which The American Song deftly offers. The American Song carries plenty of accessibility and familiarity through the roots-deep resonance and reminiscences to the soundscapes of Cash, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But at the same time, Katie Blount’s vocals hold such a striking mirror up to 21st century America, you can’t help but take a look – don’t be surprised if you find yourself within the melancholic introspective.
The choppy guitar rhythms relentlessly exude dynamic energy which sits in contrast to Katie Blount’s poised vocals which simultaneously offer truthful vulnerability and unflinching empowerment.
You can check out the official music video to Katie Blount’s latest single The American Song for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast