Wednesday April 19, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: It has been five years since Texas based roots pop duo Alexander Beggins and singer Kelsey Wilson released a new album. So this return with End of the World in tow is a welcome gift from the twosome who often augment their band with a half dozen other musicians. Wilson's voice has the power of a rock singer but the music leans to organic, sometimes jazzy, blues oriented pop. It's a unique sound that works particularly well with the group's often sumptuous studio production, but should also connect live in a more stripped-down setting. - HH
From the venue:Wilson and Beggins, whose voices fit each other as naturally as any family act, pushed their boundaries as writers, drawing freely from the stories they've lived as well as the artists around the world that have inspired their growth. Their rate of output over that last year got them thinking differently about producing, focusing on one track at a time. "We've always focused on the record as a whole. We wanted to think about each track as it's own piece- but somehow it all fits together"Â Wilson says of the approach.