The collection feels like a throwback (Mayes was going for a JJ Cale, Beatles and Stones groove). With Siemens' raunchy guitar tones on the title track and "Low Light Lady" and dirty slide on songs like "Bee Sting," not to mention vintage organ sounds, funky bass and New Meanies' Damon Mitchell's crisp and delicious drumming throughout, this is clearly an album to get down to.
"Let You Down" is an intoxicatingly buoyant ride, hanging out on a tried and true blues guitar riff while Mayes casually hollers out her simple and direct lines. Her straightforward writing is part of her charm, but at times — especially when she slows things down for torch songs like "Make Your Move" and the closing piano ballad, "Walk Away" — one wishes Mayes' songwriting could be as classic as her and her band's performances are. (Independent)