Dean Brody Black Sheep
Published Apr 24, 2019Dean Brody's latest, six-song EP Black Sheep, is a breath of fresh air wrapped up in a neat little package. Love seems to take over half of the EP, showing a softer side of Brody that complements his outgoing, feel-good songs. "Whiskey in a Teacup" describes his better half as sweet and innocent by appearance, but in reality she's strong, tough and a little wilder than expected. "Well behaved girls rarely make history," Brody sings to further get the point across about his love. This electric guitar and bass-centric song also has a consistent mild rhythm throughout, with help from drums and keys, among other instruments.
"Black Sheep" is also a heavy guitar song, with a strong dose of percussion to make it slightly more upbeat. It has a gospel ring to it, while ending slowly with a piano and choir in the background. This song acknowledges how not everyone fits in, but part of the journey is finding the family that works for you. "Moonlight Girl," is a mid-tempo, acoustic guitar and percussion-based love song about not being able to wait to get home to your love, while "Good Goodbye," evokes a Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett island vibe, about keeping the party going while waiting to get home from a trip in Tulum.
"Dose of Country" concludes the EP, a feel-good song about heading to the great outdoors. It opens up sounding like a classic old country tune, with the help of an electric guitar, banjo and drums, while a bass harp, harmonica and jaw harp can also be heard throughout. Though some songs are a smidge similar to previous projects, Black Sheep is a good EP that mixes different topics, metaphors and instruments well. (Open Road)