Gloriana, "Gloriana"

83 Billboard Rating

Country act Gloriana's self-titled debut album has a vibrant sound that's driven by the incredible four-part harmonies from group members Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball. Produced by Matt Serletic, the album is a sonic delight, refreshingly different from what often dominates country radio airwaves. But the 13-song collection is still accessible enough to whet programmers' appetites. "The Way It Goes" is a solid midtempo number about the mercurial nature of love, while the love song "Come and Save Me" features a gently sighing fiddle that underscores the melody. The opening track "How Far Do You Wanna Go?" is a high-energy song with an insinuatingly catchy chorus, and the well-written ballad "Cry On Command" touches on an unraveling relationship. "Wild At Heart" showcases Gloriana's stellar harmonies and, like the rest of this well-rounded debut, points to a bright future for this talented foursome. --Deborah Evans Price

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