Published Nov 08, 2018Canadian country artist Paul Brandt's confidently cool and moody lyrics on The Journey BNA: Vol 2 are still as classic as on their predecessor, The Journey YYC: Vol 1, while the music production is nostalgic for millennial country pop.
The already-released four-on-the-floor anthemic dance and country pop "Bittersweet" features Lindsay Ell on guitar. He sings about whiskey with a low vocal register like a young Garth Brooks on "I Ain't Got Time," where the verses divvy up talking and singing, while an electric guitar, a pedal steel guitar and a piano take turns in the spotlight.
"You'll Never Know" shares the same lyrical theme, secrets and lies, with "The Way You Say You Do" and "Lie Like That Again." The pedal steel guitar on the latter, as well as on "You'll Never Know," plus an acoustic guitar and string section on "The Way You Say You Do" and "On My Way Home to You" recall mid-'90s and early 2000s country pop. The Journey BNA: Vol 2 takes Paul Brandt fans back in time on a sonic sentimental journey down memory lane to the beginning of the millennium. (Warner)