Rachel Potter brings sassy feminist Honky Tonk to ‘Not So Black and White’

For the Taylor Swifts and Carrie Underwoods out there, you can make room for Rachel Potter as her country album Not so Black and White is definitely a win.

“Zero to Sixty” is a blend of fast beats with a country swag that Rachel Potter brings her sexy country swag out to play showing that Carrie Underwood is not the only feminist country girl with sex appeal in the country music industry. “Gonna Get Burned” brings out another feisty side of Potter. The song’s lyrics stay true to the flow of her album thusfar and the song keeps you interested in continuing to the next track. Potter soothes your ears with her vocals on “Not so Black and White”, singing about the reality of life not being cut and dry or black and white. “Radio” sounded very generic, but Potter’s voice keeps you holding on. We flow from “Radio” to “Try”, which is a marvelous transition. “Try” is a slower ballad with all the qualities a good country love song should have. Potter’s vocals tell a touching story with these lyrics. The song brings you back to a pause in your relationship or when you were breaking up but couldnt let go. “Try” gives you everything to make you want to pour a glass of wine and stroll through memories in your mind while crying through the possible mourning of a break-up. The next track is a duet with Patrick Thomas called, “Butterfly.” Their voices compliment one another’s making this duet a wonderful listen. Now flowing from “Butterfly” into the next track, “Tail Lights” was just okay. “Tail Lights” felt like a repeat of lyrics over and over while she sings “There she goes” very often in the song and it leaves you feeling why is the song called,“Tail Lights?” I was not very impressed with this track although the lyrics can be catchy. “Boomerang” which features Joey Stamper is a refreshing duet. Their vocals combined sync so well that the song flows beautifully. “Sit Here Next to me” sounds like a different take on the country music world than “Radio” and sounds very kareoke style. If you want a true honky tonk expereince in slow motion, listen to “Jesus and Jezebel” as the beats and Potter’s voice transcends it together that way. Add in the church choir sound to the chorus and this track is a real feel good song. “Moon Over Nashville” is pretty forgetful in my opinion. Moving on to “Worth it” which is a ballad ode to the fight of staying together and keeping yourself together through the journeys of love, life and loss. Potter slams it out of the park on this track with you traveling in the past with her to those precious moments. Potter’s cover of “Somebody to Love” is close enough to the original with a country take on the popular song.

In conclusion, I recommend Rachel Potter’s Not so Black and White album to anybody. I dont always listen to country music though I enjoy the occasional Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood tune. I leave myself open to all types of music and Im glad that I had the chance to listen to this album and I feel that Rachel Potter deserves many gold stars for Not so Black and White.

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