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Sugarcane Jane is Dynamic on New Album "On a Mission" (out on March 1st)

On their latest album, "On a Mission," Americana duo Sugarcane Jane delivers a dynamic and engaging collection of songs that showcase the band's diverse influences and musical talents. Comprised of singer-songwriters Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford, Sugarcane Jane has crafted an album that seamlessly blends heartfelt ballads, rollicking folk tunes, and even ska influences into one cohesive and captivating sound.

From the opening track, "Try to Make It Look Like Me," it's clear that Sugarcane Jane is on a mission to deliver an album that is both introspective and fun. Lee's vocals soar over Crawford's skillful guitar playing, creating a sense of defiance and acceptance that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The band's ability to deliver powerful messages through their music is evident in every song, making "On a Mission" an incredibly poignant and thought-provoking listening experience.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Spirit Push," a stripped-down and introspective song that showcases the beauty of Lee and Crawford's blended vocals. The simple instrumentals allow the lyrics to take center stage, creating a sense of peace and introspection that is both comforting and cathartic. It's a powerful moment on the album that highlights the band's ability to convey emotion through their music.

In contrast, "The Candle" offers a more somber tone, with its gentle melodies and reflective lyrics evoking a sense of longing and vulnerability. Crawford's vocals are particularly poignant here, conveying a depth of emotion that is truly captivating. The track serves as a welcome break from the album's more upbeat songs, showcasing Sugarcane Jane's versatility as a band.

Perhaps the most surprising track on the album is "Fly On the Wall," which infuses ska and shuffle influences into Sugarcane Jane's signature sound. The result is a catchy and infectious song that will have listeners tapping their feet and singing along in no time. It's a bold departure from the album's more traditional Americana sound, but it works incredibly well and showcases the band's willingness to experiment with different styles.

Overall, "On a Mission" is a standout album that showcases Sugarcane Jane's creativity, versatility, and musicianship. Lee and Crawford's vocals blend seamlessly together, creating a sense of harmony and unity that is truly captivating. With its thought-provoking lyrics, compelling instrumentals, and expertly crafted production, "On a Mission" is a must-listen for fans of Americana music.

--Jason Suppen


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