The McClymonts are Australian Country born and bred, currently off taking the world by storm, and they will be back in their home town on May 18th to throw a CD launch party that is sure to make artists all over envious. They are coming home to where it all began to share their new music with family and the hometown fans that become like family.
I am new to The McClymonts, there’s no denying it, so I have come into this CD with no preconceived notions and no expectations. I can’t speak for earlier work but Two Worlds Collide is heavy on the crossover, not so much on the country. There are definite hints of country in the depth of the instrumentation but it was more like a subtle country in my opinion.
Two Worlds Collide is The McClymonts third album and it follows on the heels of Chaos and Bright Lights and Wrapped Up Good. Wrapped Up Good made Gold status in just ten weeks and it entered the ARIA Top 100 chart at #2 and #1 on the ARIA Country Chart, it also boasted four #1 singles on the Country Music Charts in Australia. The success of Wrapped Up Good saw Chaos and Bright Lights boosted to Gold status.
The songwriting is country, the more I listen the more the lyrics strike me as country and is perfectly suited to the three part harmonies and perfect combination of The McClymonts voices.
How Long Have You Known is the first single, and it reached number one on the Australian Country Music Chart and the CMC Video Chart in the first week of April.
Not a fan of country myself but even I can say I quite enjoyed this album and the more I listen the more it grows on me.