Della Mae / Headlight
Album: Headlight   Collection:Country
Artist:Della Mae   Added:Mar 2020
Label:Rounder Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-02-26 Pull Date: 2022-04-30 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 4 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 19, 2024: That's not Bluegrass
The Odds of Getting Even
4. Nov 29, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
The Long Game
2. Jun 19, 2024: Strum, Pick, and Thrash
Working (feat. the McCrary Sisters)
5. Oct 04, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
The Long Game
3. Jun 05, 2024: That's not Bluegrass
The Long Game
6. Sep 20, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
I Like It When You're Home

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2020-03-29
ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY

Excellent album from Boston-based female trio, Della Mae, displays a broadening both stylistically & thematically from their bluegrass roots. On various tracks, keys, drums, and electric guitar are added to their neo-trad sound of acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. Tracks 2, 7, 11 feature harmony voices by the wonderful McCrary Sisters. RIYL Uncle Earl, The Be Good Tanyas, Po’ Girl, Indigo Girls.

No FCC issues.

1 *** Mid-tempo. A stirring and uplifting message of unity speaks to Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s courageous testimony. Play this! (3:54)
2 * Slow. Somber ballad on life’s passages. Gospel choir; mandolin & fiddle solos. (3:18)
3 Mid-fast. Pretty song about sticking together & seeing things through. (4:19)
4 ** Fast toe tapper. Energetic love song with great ensemble playing. (2:41)
5 * Mid-fast. Fading love with gambling metaphors. (3:51)
6 Mid-fast country-rock. A female entry in the “ramblin’ man you can’t tame” genre. (4:31)
7 Mid-tempo. About overcoming timidity & learning to speak out. (3:43)
8 * Mid-slow. Sad, country ballad about fading love. Pretty song; nice vocal. (3:15)
9 * Fast. Lively instrumental folk dance. (2:44)
10 Mid-tempo. Retro honky-tonk song about a girl who’s the life of the party. (2:34)
11 * Slow. Uplifting song of perseverance. Good gospel vocals; fiddle solo. (4:05)
12 * Mid-slow. Moving ballad about life’s regrets. Loving singing. (2:37)



Track Listing
1. Headlight   7. It's About Time
2. Change   8. Waiting for You
3. The Long Game   9. Peg Monster
4. I Like It When You're Home   10. First Song Dancer
5. The Odds of Getting Even   11. Working
6. Wild One   12. I Can't Pretend