With a strong, naturally down home quality, Lauren Adams delivers observations and inspirations of everyday life. “It Takes What It Takes” is a good, hooky example of the artist’s ability to exude a nurturing no-nonsense honesty, complemented by band mates (especially her guitarist) who know how to pick. Relatable lyrics and the ability to make them real are shown in the sad, soul-baring “Somewhere Else.” The Florida native rocks out à la Neil Young on “Seminole Wind,” which sounds like it would make a good live number, though here on record Adams could maybe have put more edge and grit into her singing. We urge her to fix the mix levels that allow over-modulated bass lines to crowd her vocals.
Lauren Adams - "It Takes What It Takes"