Posted on: April 13, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Cain’s Regret is a track that possesses a tremendous narrative aspect that will have listeners focused in from the onset of Paula D. Tozer’s latest EP, Cain’s Regret. Tozer’s vocals are a blend of pop and country artists, meaning that the titular effort is reminiscent of Suzanne Vega, Stevie Nicks, and Reba McEntire.cain_frontsm

The instrumentation is introspective and provides the perfect highlighting for Tozer’s vocals; the guitar and string dynamic that opens up Perditions Toll showcases a wholly different facet of Tozer. The faster tempo of this track calls back to the seventies and eighties country and western of Hank Williams and Kenny Rogers. There is a contemporary and current sound that is weaved through this track that will have fans of all ages appreciating what Paula does during this track. I believe that Perditions Toll is a track that could easily crossover to pop or alternative radio; the intensity of the vocals and the interactions between the constituent elements of instrumentation create a track that will resound loudly with listeners well after this EP has ceased playing.

This River of My Tears concludes Cain’s Regret and slows things down. The production allows the vocal and instrumental elements to shine on their own and together. There is a dynamic between the guitar, drums, and Paula’s vocals that pushes each to a higher plateau. The lyrics here are touching, allowing listeners to identify well with the sentiment that is raised during this cut; Paula has let it all out over the course of an EP.

Make it a point to visit Paula’s website for information about Cain’s Regret and the rest of her discography. Samples of Tozer’s music are available at her ReverbNation profile.

Top Track: This River of My Tears

Rating: 8.5/10

Paula D Tozer Cain’s Regret EP / 2015 Self / 3 Tracks / / / /

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