For a decade or so now (minus a hiatus), Delta Spirit have been mixing alt-country with a modern pressure that makes them stand out. Though not every song on new album One Is One stands out, those that do, hit it out of the park.
One starts out so great with opener “Villains”, which perfectly captures that country-pressure combo, along with “What’s Done Is Done”. Of course, not every song on the album can do that, and there are moments that lean more modern such as the title track, or quiet loss with “Lottery Ticket”. After the resigned, but still active “Pick It Up”, the back half of One admittedly isn’t as memorably, even when it goes into strings orchestral with “Thoughts on Seneca” and “Jane Pauley”, before the slow, epic finish of “On & On (Look Away)”.
Even if every song on One Is One isn’t a powerhouse, it’s still a powerful record from a powerful band.