Sidelines immediately draws listeners in with a powerful two-part harmony. This smooth sound is further fleshed out with a robust instrumentation, making for an introductory effort that will immediately draw listeners in. Back To You is a slower effort that showcases a different side to The Ormewoods; this more tender track allows for The Ormewoods to build something emotionally effecting. Linking together modern country music with hints of pop and rock music, The Ormewoods establish a unique sound that a wide segment of listeners will be able to enjoy.
Hey Babe is a highlight of this album with a style that feels reminiscent of the Lou Reed’s Take A Walk On The Wild Side. When Don’s vocals kick in, the effort is given a wholly different demeanor. The greater complexity of the interaction between Don and Claire ensures that listeners will continue to find different twists and turns until the song concludes.
Sleep Like Strangers is a late-disc effort that will turn heads. There is little more to this composition between the set of vocals, a strummed guitars, and light percussion, but what fans will find here is brilliant. The rising and falling action experienced in this composition will tattoo its melodies deep into the minds and hearts of fans. Year of Mercy, the penultimate effort on The Bedroom Sessions, has The Ormewoods continue to innovate. Here, Don and Claire are able to both contribute a narrative the can be enjoyed on its own or as part of the larger composition. With a cohesive sound, The Bedroom Sessions is a tremendously fulfilling album. The duo is able to delve deep into their personal experience and expand upon a successful formula over the course of 10 tracks.
Top Tracks: Back To You, Sleep Like Strangers