Nashville based duo Calamity Jane is still a relatively new group but they’ve achieved great success both in the States and internationally in a very short period. Their debut release, a reworked version of the Charlie Daniels Band track, Devil Went Down To Georgia not only became a massive radio hit receiving support from the KIX and CMC national radio networks in Australia but did extremely well in the US with CMT, The Country Network and The Heartland Network, with some of the biggest country music broadcasters in the States getting on board, the track reached #64 on the Music Row charts in the States. The follow-up tracks I Got Time and The Chase, did very well too and featured on the popular Spotify editorial playlist, New Music Nashville. There are many memorable moments in The Mountain,from the big chorus to the contemplative verses, not to mention the skilful performances from Lucy Cantley and Camille Rae. There is also a characteristic that sets them apart, and this is their ability to be versatile, switching from an organic country sound to one teeming with folk-pop hooks. The Mountain is a powerful song, weaving together the duo’s trademark interplay of violin and vocal with full and refined production to create an invigorating country-pop sound. Another highlight of the new track is the poignant lyric, one which will have particular resonance during these challenging times. The Mountain explores themes of perseverance, hope and self-empowerment as it narrates a story of determination and positivity. But it is also a very catchy song, with memorable melodies throughout and a big, pop-infused chorus hook. With their chart success and the substantial airplay they’ve already received both in the States and globally, The Mountain will do the same and go on to help Calamity Jane become an international sensation.
Vince Leigh for THEAUSSIEWORD.COM