New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
A Solid Prelude of What Is Coming by Studeo This Summer.
Review by The Grouch
Studeo - Two Singles Release Date 4.3.18
Label: Bongo Boy Records, LLC WORLDWIDE
Official Artist WebSite: http://studeomusicaustralia.com/
Today my friends at Bongo Boy asked me to give a listen to and share my thoughts about two singles by the Australian Contemporary/Modern Country band Studio. Studeo is a duo made up of Christine Stork and Jeremy Stork. Firstly, I have heard Studio's music before and I liked it. Secondly, I like to see a Country band come out of somewhere besides Nashville. Nothing against Nashville, my brother lived there for years, but when one genre of music is dominated by big labels that happen to be concentrated in one place, there is a tendency, not an absolute, but a tendency for the music to begin to sound the same. Just as some of the best Bluegrass pickers I have ever heard were in central Sweden I am excited to listen to some Country from the land of Oz. Fresh
blood and a new perspective based on different live experiences is exactly what take the music to a new place.
Track 1 - THESE ARE OUR DAYS - 4:22 - The first thing that the listener notices is that Christine has a beautiful voice. The piano is melancholy and will bring out the sensitive side in the most hard-core biker. How can one not enjoy beautifully played music while Christine sings her own very melodic take on the old "I've got to ramble theme" The main difference, of course is she seems perfectly happy to ramble with Jeremy. There is not the bittersweet despair of Bobby
McGee in this track. I should mention that towards the end of the track at the 3:07 mark the rest of the band comes in and really fills out the song. Overall, this is a beautiful, moving ballad.
Track 2 - TOMORROW IS A BRAND NEW DAY - 3:59 - Personally, this track is a little more to my taste. I like the rhythm their drummer is laying down and the guitar sounds good. There is no doubt that Christine has a strong voice and the spot light is on her, However, it is the drummer I am really listening to. Man, you really put in some very nice crisp fills! I salute you. This song has an abundance of energy and could easily be a cross-over hit on the Pop charts.
If these two songs are any indication of the quality of music on Studeo's upcoming album, we, the listeners are in for a treat.
The Grouch | in the Rockies