Monique Barry’s Open Road is a powerfully-sang effort that blends together traditional vocal-heavy compositions with a hint of classical and more modern (e.g. U2, Mumford & Sons) style. This unique sound makes for an expansive and engrossing effort. Fans will need to play Open Road numerous times before hearing every twist and turn that Barry has included here. We were particularly impressed at the range that Monique reaches during this effort; each note is masterfully placed into the larger context of the single, making for something that is approachable and musically intricate. A perfect way to end the year.
Monique Barry – Open Road / 2017 Self Released / http://moniquebarry.com/