Review – The Lovelocks

EP: Born To Love
Release Date: March 4, 2016
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Genre: Roots-Country
Label: MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada

The strength of female Canadian Country Artists is alive and well in The Lovelocks! This duo, consists of Ali Raney and Zoe Neuman. Their new 7-song EP, Born To Love, is filled with wonderful up-beat melodies and instrumentals, including the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and dobro, that will brighten your day.

The EP was produced by award-winning musicians Ben Glover and Mitch Merrett.  Writing talents include 2016 Academy Award® nominee and songwriter Phil Barton (who co-wrote the title track “Born To Love” with The Lovelocks and Brian White).

Expectations are high for Born To Love. Their self-titled debut EP (released February 11, 2014) hit #2 on the iTunes country charts on its day of release. With the success of the title track, that went to Canadian country radio on June 1, 2015, and the current single, “Home Sweet Home”, that was the #1 selling single by a Canadian country artist (week of January 25, 2016), this EP should have no problem meeting or exceeding their previous accomplishment.

There isn’t a song on this EP that couldn’t be a successful single to radio. Two of this writer’s favourites are “Radio” and “Simple Stuff”.

A notable accomplishment in the creation of this album, The Lovelocks have been celebrated by RocketHub as “crowd-funding pioneers in the world of country music in Canada”; having raised over $65,000 CDN. This helped fund the recording of their debut EP and the EP, Born To Love.

The Lovelocks share, “We have poured our hearts into creating our new album, Born to Love, which is a collection of love songs in all of its iterations.  Once again, we couldn’t have completed this album without the help of our amazing fans who supported our crowd-funding campaign to complete this project. We dedicate this album (and our love) to them.”

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