Left of the Right Direction
Reviewed by Andi Bricklin
Funk/rock gone jazzy with soul and a splash of pop. This description sounds like your little niece dressed in rain boots mixing stripes and polka dots wearing a tu-tu; it just shouldn’t work…but it works on her, you know? So how does Winslow pull off this sound? With great musicianship, attitude and they know how to work it, just like your little niece rocking that tu-tu.
This sophomore release from Winslow is a step in the right direction for this young Cleveland band. The album is laden with hooks that will have your foot tapping and hips grooving along with the tunes. Stand out tracks are the suggestive “Alone Tonight”, the contemplative, “John Mayerish”, “Quarter Life”, and the feel good, spread the love vibes of “Everyday”.
One of the hardest parts of making a record is capturing the sound of a great live band. Winslow almost did it here. At times, Left of the Right Direction can throw off a wedding band feel, but if you’re taking this CD home from a live show, all you’ll hear is an album loaded with good songs.