Dulcet vocal harmonies highlight this fine debut album by the eclectic Americana trio.
Formed in 2013, Los Angeles trio the Battlefield specialize in a sumptuous blend of folk, Americana, classic country, and the adult contemporary side of pop music. And even a little ragtime. Lively, rustic, and soulful, Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver, and James Addison trade lead vocals and serve up rich harmonies on their debut album Tipping Point, which we premiere in its entirety today.
“Pat Benatar's ‘Love Is a Battlefield’ was the song that inspired our name, but to us, The Battlefield represents the conflict in our hearts & minds as well as the daily issues of modern life,” the band tells PopMatters. “While matters of the heart are certainly explored on our debut album, many of our songs deal directly with today's issues and current events. ‘The Tipping Point’ takes on global warming, ‘Nevernight’ is a commentary on big oil & the impact of the industrial revolution, and ‘Brother Benjamin’ is the story of the homosexual son of a preacher wrestling to reconcile his faith and sexuality. Somewhere within the human spirit, there is a place where church and saloon meet. We like to play there walking the line where darkness meets light.”
Tipping Point will be released 10 July.