North Carolina duo Lovesucker (Crystal Cosby and Zoltan Von Bury), try their hand at soul, rock and a lot of gypsy in their self-titled debut EP Lovesucker. Described as a “state of mind—freedom, movement, fire, and heart, even if it’s fragmented . . .” Lovesucker brings those qualities to create their own unique fusion of what they call “gypsy soul.” If this is what gypsy soul sounds like, Lovesucker totally owns it.
Beginning with the upbeat funk of the lead track “Mississippi” (which talks about a master being haunted by a dead slave), it then blends into the slow groovy, guitar-laden track “Show Me.” While Cosby has a rich strong powerful voice I would dare compare to Janis Joplin, her vocals become softer in the tender “Don’t You Leave Me Now.” It leaves on a high note with the heavy rock inspired track “Guns and Gasoline,” with Cosby’s bluesy vocals blending well with this classic rock inspired track.
Lovesucker is an edgy album that will surely get you going and by that we mean, it ain’t soft by any means. Heavy powerful vocals with equally powerful rock guitar riffs, Lovesucker is one of the purest blues inspired rock EPs you’ll hear.
Author: Rob Perez
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