I’m really enjoying Wandering Eyes, the debut album by Angela Desveaux. It’s a pretty straightforward – but beautifully done – country/pop record, mixing uptempo songs with yearning ballads. The whole thing has more than enough hooks and odd little touches to make it memorable. (Emma says it sounds like the Dixie Chicks. I’ve never heard the Chicks. She may well be right.)
You can download the album’s opening song, “Heartbeat”, on Angela’s website. It’s by no means the best song on the record, but it’ll give you a good idea of the sound. The title track is perfect, and sounds so instantly familiar that you’ll swear it’s been around since the mid-70s. My favourite song at the moment, though, is the slow, throbbing “Make Up Your Mind”, which would fit perfectly on Julee Cruise’s staggering Floating into the Night album.