This new release from Swedish band Eastwick comes with a strong country music sound. Up-tempo songs with a positive message of love couple with political statements about questioning our authority figures. So, we get titles such as Wrong Will be Right and Out With the Old which speak of the need to push ahead with change. Personal growth and reflection are covered in songs I Will Stand and Part of the Deal.
Up For the Ride has hit song written all over it and the full sound and harmonies across many of the tracks are perfectly balanced by the excellent playing, with both cello and fiddle featuring prominently. The quiet resignation of Right Here is balanced by the optimistic wish for love on Closer. With these five musicians on top of their game the strength of this release is self-evident