Let The Rain Fall
If you like your music sad and world weary then this Canadian trio with their upbeat approach to life and music is not for you. The Good Lovelies’ third album sees them continue with their bright and breezy approach, and there are obviously plenty of people who like it – they won the Juno award for Roots & Traditional Group of the Year and the Canadian Folk Music New Emerging Artist award.
As if to hammer home the happiness, the opening track “Made For Rain” is a chirpy song about riding a bike in the rain and enjoying every minute of it. And if there is no sun, when we're far from home, nothing will sink our smiles. This is followed by the equally bright “Free”, which contains the great country line Traded my suits for cowboy boots. It’s about escaping and doing all the things you want without caring what others may think. There is the odd quieter, more reflective track thrown in, most notably “Backyard”, but overall this is an upbeat cheery album to lighten the mood.
The band is made up of Caroline Brooks, Sue Passmore and Kerry Ough (pronounced Oh). They started performing together in 2006 and released their first, self-titled album in 2009. They also released a Christmas album Under the Mistletoe the same year. The intervening years have seen them tour extensively which seems to only have brightened their outlook on life.
So, if you’re in the mood to be cheered up, or you’re just a generally happy person then this is the album for you. If on the other hand you’re happy in your melancholy then wait for the next Vince Gill album.