HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Having gone viral on TikTok—2.2 million views on a video around abuse awareness, a platform the group is very passionate about—the Nashville based duo Calamity Jane continues to expand their reach outside of social media, attracting considerable attention on radio, including chart placings on Music Row in the States and billboard radio in Australia.
They can also frequently be seen featured on networks like CMT, TCN, and dozens of others. Featuring Lucy Cantley on fiddle and Camille Rae on vocals, Calamity Jane’s particular brand of country, folk, and pop shines once again on their new single, Looking Back. The new track follows their recent hit Give It All Away and a string of notable singles, including Devil Went Down To Georgia (#64 Music Row Charts, US), with subsequent tracks featured on glorified Spotify editorial playlists like “Wild Country,” “Fresh Finds,” “Next from Nashville,” “New Music Nashville,” and more. More recently, Calamity Jane has enjoyed other accomplishments include opening for Maddie & Tae, Travis Denning, Easton Corbin, Joe Diffie, Keith Anderson, and more. Looking Back features an unforgettable chorus hook and a lyric that will undoubtedly resonate with many. Just as the band’s previous tracks reveal, Calamity Jane’s combination of accomplished musicianship, notable songwriting, and seamless production elevates their country-pop style, helping the group to defy genre and subsequently attract a broad audience. Looking Back’s evocation of young love, presented with clarity and subtlety, will resonate with many, with the band’s talent for transforming the intimate into the universal apparent once again. The track’s significant aspects reside in its melodic strength, aided by a dynamic range that takes advantage of a relatable lyric, varying vocal registers and an assortment of musical textures that provide elements of surprise—such as the restrained sounds of the verses—as well as the comforting qualities of familiarity, as heard in the rousing climax of the chorus. Calamity Jane shows incredible promise in challenging the status quo and perhaps making a mark in history.