Laura Evans // Running Back To You // EP Review

Welsh rising-star Laura Evans drops her new EP Running Back To You Friday, July 31st, in what has been a year to forget for most, this offers a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel to remind us that regardless of how chaotic 2020 has been, good old fashioned honest to god songwriting still can bring a smile to your face. 

Laura has put together a strong EP that fuses genres blending them together effortlessly to have your foot tapping along in no time and wanting to grab your partner for a cheeky mid-dinner making kitchen boogie. The EP’s opening track ‘Drag Me Back In’ has its gnarly vibe to introduce to you Laura’s sultry vocal style, a gritty track she goes all out to make a strong first impression and you get it right away. A strong start weaving a Country-Rock track to make an immediate impact, whereas track two and her most recent single title track Running Back To You is more of a soulful number, Bluesy in roots and almost a soulful-pop number that makes you wanna shake your booty! A real catchy number that you will be warbling the rest of the day and no doubt could well become the anthem of your summer. ‘Mess Of Me’ takes it down a notch with a darker emotive number that showcases her songwriting quality and allows her vocal tones to resonate. ‘Aberdare’ lifts the mood with a joyful summer sounding track and lifts the spirits with a big melody to sing along too, the EP has its peaks and valleys to keep you intrigued throughout and always wanting more. 

The EP wraps up with an acoustic version of the title track and once again makes you yearn for that live setting, an intimate venue where you can lose yourself in the warmth of these fine-sounding tracks. Laura understandably is gaining real traction and Running Back To You will no doubt only strengthen her position, released this coming Friday, July 31st via Rosie Music I highly recommend it. 



Running Back To You Tracklisting

1. Drag Me Back In 2:44

2. Running Back To You 3:47
3.Mess Of Me 3:47
4.Aberdare 3:58
5. Running Back To You (Acoustic)




Laura Evans Performs a Special Livestream to Launch her New EP ‘Running Back to You’

Welsh-born Laura Evans —rising star in the new wave of British country-blues talent and soul music singer-songwriters — will launch her eagerly-awaited, new 5-track EP  ‘Running Back To You’ (on the Rosie Music label) by performing a special Facebook Live streamed show Tonight! Thursday 30th July (8:00 PM BST). The EP itself will drop tomorrow Friday 31st July, on all digital streaming platforms.

Laura explains that “The album launch performance will be a stripped-back acoustic show, filmed & recorded live from Arnos Groove Studios, London. I’ll be singing all the songs & telling stories from the new EP, premiering a brand new song and there’ll be a few more surprises on the night!”

Laura will be streaming the event on her Laura Evans Music – Facebook Live page and on her personal Facebook page as well.

“I’m so excited to share this EP with the world and I’m very proud of these songs,” says Laura, “I’m excited I’m finally making the music I’ve always wanted to make, crossing boundaries between genres, yet still being true to myself.”

The singles that Laura has already released from the EP have been making their mark.  The EP’s infectious, debut title track Running Back to You’ charted and went straight to Number One in the UK iTunes Blues chart. The single also entered the US Blues Chart, peaking at Number 43.

Her rocky second single Drag me Back In’  has been getting well-deserved radio play on Planet Rock  and earned huge praise  BBC Radio Wales and was added to their Welsh  A- LIST. It was also added to the popular Spotify editorial playlist ‘Nu-Blue’, curated by Heidi Shenk, alongside US artists like Larkin Poe and Dave Stewart.

Best-known for her soul-style ballads, bootstrap blues and rooted folkways, the EP does show Laura’s range and willingness to step across boundaries. Often compared to Stevie Nicks, ‘Drag me Back In’ shows the lady’s got Bonnie Raitt-style controlled, raw edge and power too.

Laura Evans is a rising star that’s for sure, who can appeal to both the country and blues markets. Her songs have the appeal to be played on daytime radio with plenty of crossover appeal,” said Get Ready To Rock, in their review of the EP. “Musically she sets her stall out between country and blues, with a lovely soulful vocal that reminds you of Stevie Nicks at times.”

GRTR weren’t the only one to see the Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac vibe… “If you like Fleetwood Mac, check this out,” said All About The Rock, “If you like bluesy, country or soulful music, check this out. Hell, if you like music you should check this out!”

Sound advice! Check out ‘Running Back To You’s special livestream launch and watch out for the EP hitting digital platforms tomorrow.




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