Motel Sundown | Before Midnight

A review of Motel Sundown's new release Before Midnight

Written by Marina Blore

On October 23, 2020

Review

 

Before Midnight is the latest single from Liverpool based trio Motel Sundown. Fast making a name for themselves, this is a beautiful and unique sound produced by Naomi Campbell and Karen Turley from County Tyrone and Robert Johnson from London.  

All three are singer-songwriters in their own right who met in 2016 on Merseyside and since then they have spent time together honing their sound, performing locally and at festivals in Portsmouth and Reykjavik.

They name their inspirations as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Dolly Parton but their stunning vocal harmonies were, for me, reminiscent of Gerry Rafferty’s arrangements on his Baker Street album.

Motel Sundown should be congratulated for creating a sound much fuller than its three lead performers. In contrast to the groups previous singles ‘Chicago’ and ‘Light of My Life’ that are led more by solo voices, Before Midnight is much more of a vocal fusion which is sheer joy on the ears.

The band is working towards their debut album and I for one, will be at the pressing the download button as soon as it’s released.

Marina Blore (TBCMF) The British Country Music Festival

 

Artwork for Before Midnight by Motel Sundown

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Motel Sundown | Before Midnight

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