Worry Dolls’ new album is a folk lover’s dream come true. From the first strum of the acoustic guitar in ‘Endless Love’ to the final note of ‘Someday Soon’ you’re cradled with soothing sounds. ‘Go Get Gone’ has the same melodies and country vibes of their earlier work, but with a more polished sound.
The duo, made up of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, recorded the album with producer Neilson Hubbard in Nashville. Zoe and Rosie dug deep to produce something heartfelt and honest, which they’ve accomplished with ten almost flawless tracks. It opens with a song about sacrifice, which the touring duo knows all about. ‘Endless Road’ is the perfect opening track because it focuses on the girls’ vocal talents. The simple finger picking on the guitar ensures that the harmonies are the star of the song. Another traveling-themed track follows, with an upbeat and charming sound. ‘Train’s Leaving’ shows us the fun side of folk with foot-stomping banjos and harmonicas.
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Going from a foot-stomper to a tear-jerker, Worry Dolls know how to keep listeners guessing. ‘Miss You Already’ has some old-school country flare. It’s an emotional piece with simple lyrics like “it’s going to take time, to get over you.” There’s no doubt that this one will tug at the heart strings of listeners. ‘Miss You Already’ isn’t the only tear-jerker on the album. The fourth and fifth songs also convey a sense of heart-break and self doubt but in very different ways. While ‘Don’t Waste Your Heart On Me’ has a sultry feel to it, ‘She Don’t Live Here’ is a bit more traditional.
‘Go Get Gone’ gives listeners a glimpse into the many facets of Zoe and Rosie. We hear their voices transition from tragic ballads to upbeat sing-a-longs to feisty country. ‘Bless Your Heart’ is the perfect example of that last one. The track is slightly reminiscent of Carrie Underwood’s ‘Before He Cheats’ theme-wise. The vocals, though clean as always, are a bit more organic and raw on this one. The sarcastic tone is the icing on the cake.
The bottom half of the album is just as intricate as the first, showing listeners just how talented and versatile these girls are. It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite from ‘Go Get Gone’ because each song is crafted so beautifully. As each song begins, listeners will find themselves falling more and more in love with the London folk duo.
‘Go Get Gone’ is out now via Bread & Butter Music