The American rock band Alabama Shakes has broken out and is now set free. To try and coin this band into one genre would be hard to do. The band plays to the beat of roots rock, classic rock, blues, progressive rock and country. All these sounds blend in together to create a unique sound.
The album, “Boys and Girls” can be described as raw and rich in sound. The opening song “Hold On” is catchy and you can really hear the lead singer Brittany Howards vocals come alive as that raspy soulful voice electrifies you and makes you anxious to see what else the album holds. This band holds promise as their first album takes off with pure energy and a modern take on blues based rock.