Fade Out demonstrates that Rival Sons can utilise dynamic range, as the song ebbs and flows, shifting from subdued, pop-inflected verses to the big, classic-rock, chorus.  Buchanan’s vocals are particularly strong, as he gets to show his versatility as a blues singer.  This is also the first track on the album to move towards being an extended composition, falling just short of 5 minutes duration, and this provides a good segue between Hollow Bones’s first and second halves.  A cover of Ike and Tina Turner’s Black Coffee was a surprise, but it is more than a pleasant one, as Rival Sons add 3 odd minutes of their blues-rock flair to the song, and the addition of female backing vocals is a nice touch.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 18th July 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.


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