Today is 'Never Will' release day. April 3rd 2020 and amongst all the rubbish and angst that the world is going through there shines a rare beacon of hope, light and creativity.
James reviews Ashley McBryde's new album and finds himself in awe, nay, shell-shocked as to what he finds. Bigger, bolder, ballsier than 'Girl Going Nowhere', McBryde seems to have skipped albums two and three and jumped ahead about five years in terms of growth and learning. 'Never Will' is simply a triumph of Country and Rock, the superb melding of the two in a painful, honest and raw package that is hard to listen to at times but so, so rewarding.