Review: EG Vines’ EP “Conversation” is Eclectic Songwriting Foray


EG Vines has a new EP release, Conversation.  This album is backed by Dave Cobb’s notable sessions team:  drummer Chris Powell, Leroy Powell, and Brian Allen on bass.  The producer was Eddie Spear, who has engineered and mixed with Dave Cobb for a long list of artists, including Ashley Monroe, Brent Cobb, Kelly Clarkson, Shooter Jennings, and the Oak Ridge Boys. With a team like this, you’d have to give the record a spin, right?   But if you’re expecting something familiar, be forewarned:  the songwriting on this is probably best categorized as eclectic.

Lyrically, it’s relatable, with songs that attempt to highlight the importance of a conversation.   There’s “Conversation,” the title track, which laments the lack of conversation in society nowadays.  And “Tell Me Something Brother” with its urging to reach out the hand of friendship through our often guarded walls.  Although at times there are lyrical, poetic overreaches like “another oath of love we break” the overall message is clear and discernible.

Musically, it’s catchy, especially “Me and You,” with its groove shuffle and bouncy bass lines.  In “Conversation,” the title track, the acoustic cadence is unpredictable but the music overall is a foray into eclectic musicianship and somehow it all comes together.  If you’re looking for an adventurous new album, give this one a listen, here:

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