Tracy McNeilMelbourne-based, Canadian singer-songwriter Tracy McNeil sucked me in when I first heard her 2007 debut – and boy, it’s only gotten better.

On her fifth album, she’s taken it to another level.

This could be called Americana, revealing McNeil’s love of the Laurel Canyon country rock of the ’70s. They’re deeply personal and passionate songs, of old love and new. McNeil’s performance is feisty and fragile, raw and confident, guided by Dan Parsons’ exceptional lead guitar (not to forget the highly talented band that is The Goodlife). Already a stand-out album for 2020.

You Be The Lightning by Tracy McNeil & the Goodlife is out February 14 via Cooking Vinyl.

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