A Little Bit More begins their Silhouettes album with Get Up Crowd, a radio-ready country track that skillfully blend together Braid Paisley, The Outlaws, and Hank Williams Jr. The bold instrumentation, sizzling guitar work, and dusty vocals make for a track that will bounce around listeners’ heads long after Silhouettes has ceased to play. If Only For A Moment allows Jill’s vocals to shine brightly as a slower, more contemplative instrumentation provides highlights. The piano and drums unite to make for something familiar; Jill emotes in a fashion that listeners can identify with. Are They Really Listening To My Songs is another hit by A Little Bit More. I like the fact that this song hits on all of the things that makes a country song successful – a bit of soulful crooning at points, emotive guitars, and splashy drums – while having some seriously heady and introspective content present.
I Don’t Lie To You is a later-album effort but it is a must-listen; it is during this effort that the instrumentation is given a spot at the drivers’ seats. Guitars play at the front even as Reed’s vocals tell a rich and detailed story. What’s Going On In Memphis goes even further as it begins as an instrumental. When the vocals do kick in, the track is spun off in a new direction. This second half works quite well with the following effort, If You Were Mine. If You Were Mine has more of the same timeless feel that is commonplace during Silhouettes; there are bits and pieces of different styles that are all present here. Where the album succeeds in how unique the resulting material is; A Little Bit More will have listeners wanting.
Top Tracks: If Only For A Moment, I Don’t Lie To You