The bearded Americana bandwagon got crowded, so Belle Adair invented something so fresh it defies categorization…they released a six-song EP and every track unfolds in glorious colors with stellar vocal harmonies.
This is Spartan-but-sophisticated pop music grounding itself with acoustic strings, harmonium, pedal steel guitar, and precise harmonies, yet never indulging the clichés of Americana, country rock, or freak folk. Most of the music suits a lazy Sunday morning, but if called upon this group can rock in the manner of The Band and Tom Petty—something involving swirling organ riffs and, again, envy-inducing harmonies.
—-Black & White (Birmingham, AL)
At its softest (as in the opening track “STN”), the album is comforting, full of deft harmony, wandering melody and ambient noise. At its most upbeat (in the single-worthy “Paris is Free”), it is accomplished acoustic-pop at its best. You’ll hear many of the familiar tropes of Americana here, but never in an obvious or cliched manner.
Belle Adair goes for mild-mannered greatness that matches Art Garfunkel’s delicate delivery with Leon Russell’s lush Delta elegance.
—-J.R. Taylor (Birmingham, AL)
Belle Adair takes the listener into a sonic bubble where the only thing that matters is the noises coming from their instruments.
—-The Examiner (Atlanta, GA)
“The six songs hint at something special coming down the road. There is no identity crisis with Belle Adair, just well-written, carefully performed songs that find an empty space to unfold in a crowded music scene.”
—-Sun on the Sand