New Music Critique: Rachel McGoye

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Contact: mcgoye@gmail.com
Web: rachelmcgoye.com
Seeking: Film/TV, Publishing
Style: Indie/Pop/Folk

We’re impressed by the heart & soul of Rachel McGoye, whose husky range on “Carry The Weight” sells her song’s message of coming to the aid of an overwhelmed friend. We appreciate how this laidback, folk-country tune infuses subtle electronic tones and textures into a twangy mix that includes bells, xylophone, slide guitar and whispers. McGoye’s subtle sexiness fused with sincerity really shines on “Dear Future,” which has excellent production and arrangement throughout. Easily her best outing, the song’s warm and hopeful message rides a perfectly bluesy/jazzy piano riff. “Come On,” while not as catchy, the R&B spirited love song is very well produced. Film/TV folks should take note of this artist.

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