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Delta Rae - "A Long And Happy Life"

Although yesterday's release of new EP A Long And Happy Life is Delta Rae's fifth studio release it is their first release on a major country label, having signed with Big Machine Group's Valory Music Co. imprint. Formed by siblings Brittany, Eric and Ian Hölljes alongside Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson, Delta Rae originally described themselves as "Carolina Soul" and this heralds a seemingly logical progression to where this new EP leaves them.
The EP's title track opens the release and showcases the sextet at their strongest whilst conjuring up echoes of previous Gloriana releases. You can instantly see this being a very popular track during live performances, with it's sing-along gospel style chorus and infectious melody, A Long And Happy Life has fast become my favourite track from a group who sound completely at home. The gritty edge behind the vocals adds another dynamic to the track and encourages listeners to delve deeper into thi…

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