Diamonds and Whiskey – “Hands Down” (track review)
Diamonds and Whiskey seem to define North Carolina grit with the dark blues and soul-drenched delivery of the music featured on their new album, Dark Country Voodoo. Indeed, the brainchild of artistic power duo Jenny Webb and Von Bury bring a delectable blend of fine-ground, gritty roots to their take on the ongoing movement of amalgamated Americana. In regards to music videos, this might best be seen in the swampy, folk-ridden ballad they present to us in the form of “Whiskey Down”.
“Hands Down”, though, is the duo’s latest foray into the audiovisual front. In it, they’re able to condense that same sense of rockin’ attitude and deliver it in a whole other way than “Whiskey Down”. The song itself follows more of a melody-driven country route that follows what’s left of the best on its radio airwaves today, featuring an instantly infectious guitar riff that pulls listeners in before Webb ensnares listeners wholly with her soaring vocals. The music video showcases its liberating lyricism, all centered around picking yourself up after the end of a bad relationship (romantic or otherwise) and making the best of the road ahead.
Dark Country Voodoo, is out now via Bandcamp.