The Americana Folk trio The Brothers Reed proved themselves to be prolific performers in 2018 by playing an impressive 236 shows. Yet, their uniquely beguiling charisma is more impressive than a statistic could ever be; even if that statistic will tell you how well-matured The Brothers Reed’s style is
Their upcoming single “Never Mind” combines the ever-accessible roots of Americana, and they also plant plenty of their own distinction around the sound with their own unique emotive energy and piercingly raw vocals. But as raw as the vocals resonate, paradoxically they also flow with concordance even when vocal restraint is thrown back.
The Power in the harmonics from the two sibling vocalists reverberate over the quiescent melodies combine with the imagery of the lyrics to create a potent mix. Drawing the track to close with a soaring intricate guitar riff and amplifying the energy in the choruses and verses was nothing short of a genius move.
Review by Amelia Vandergast