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New Album Reviews

By Declan Culliton

Breakup albums are dropping hot and heavy into the Lonesome Highway inbox this year. The subject matter has been the motivator for some memorable albums in the past and continues to energise writers, particularly in the Americana and Country genres. Kelley Swindall’s path to recording her debut studio album is not an unfamiliar one. Following her dream, she relocated from Atlanta to New York, seeking fame and fortune in an acting career. A failed relationship followed, leaving her broken hearted and angry, a treacherous combination. By way of dealing with her plight, she picked up a guitar and started writing a few songs in retribution. The songs kept coming, inspired by both the break up and wider issues, including her new found freedom.



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