Staffordshire-based duo Adele & Andy are at it again. Old friends of Three Chords, the husband-and-wife duo once again treat us to the delights of their storytelling with their new EP, Love, Loss & Life Lessons, out on 10th September. Since the self-release of their debut album back in 2020, the pair have gone from strength to strength, building a dedicated global fanbase and consistently charting within the top 10 on both the iTunes UK Country and Hotdisc charts.
The brand new 6-song EP opens with As Much As I Miss You, a tender and heartfelt ballad you may recognise from our review (read it here). With one other previously released and reviewed single in the collection – Earl – that leaves four brand new tracks for us to review.
Song two – Wonderful Life – is a cover of an Alter Bridge album track from 2010. Sympathetically reworked to place greater emphasis on crooning guitars and a piano melody brimming with hope, the inclusion of this rock cover is an inspired one. With Adele’s silken vocal tone and the subtle harmonies, you’d be forgiven for thinking the pair wrote this celebration of life as a country ballad. It’s followed by I Got You – an upbeat celebration of friendship full of even more harmonies and some lovely banjo picking.
Whilst the first half of the collection focuses heavily on love and loss – celebrating life, friendships, and familial relationships – the last two tracks are where we learn our life lessons. I’m Getting Over You is more light-hearted than it sounds – a pop-country anthem for those discovering there is life after failed relationships.
The EP’s closer is rock-inspired with a swampy groove and is a fantastic showcase for the versatility of Adele’s vocal prowess. This song is a retrospective look at a life lived with adventure and experience. The twist comes in the chorus: there’s dissociation to make sense of mistakes made, but in order to make peace, the protagonist must reconcile that He Is Me.
LOVE, LOSS AND LIFE LESSONS will be released on 10th September and available on all major digital platforms. Pre-save it here. Follow Adele & Andy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or tune into their regular Twitch streams.