12 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville foursome—comprising sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryer and brothers Bruno and Taylor Jones—bring a freewheeling spirit to their songwriting and playing, paying homage to American roots music while asserting their own identities. The 21-year-old Callie tears into “Got No Friends” and a cover of Son House’s “Grinnin in Your Face” with a haunting bluesy wail, while 19-year-old Phoebe’s sweeter tones work beguiling magic on “Jolly Robber” and “Will You Love Me.” Seamless vocal harmonies and creative arrangements keep the album consistently interesting as the band shifts between Jason Mraz–like acoustic pop (“Flower Flower”), moody folk-rock (“Close My Eyes,” ”Footprints in the Snow”), and bittersweet balladry (“Winter”). Songs like “Better Now,” “Instrument for You," and “Lawdy” explore Christian themes with unusual freshness and subtlety. Beyond its high level of musicianship, The Fourth Wall stands out for its guilelessness. These tracks have an honest sense of joy and sorrow that can melt the stoniest of hearts.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville foursome—comprising sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryer and brothers Bruno and Taylor Jones—bring a freewheeling spirit to their songwriting and playing, paying homage to American roots music while asserting their own identities. The 21-year-old Callie tears into “Got No Friends” and a cover of Son House’s “Grinnin in Your Face” with a haunting bluesy wail, while 19-year-old Phoebe’s sweeter tones work beguiling magic on “Jolly Robber” and “Will You Love Me.” Seamless vocal harmonies and creative arrangements keep the album consistently interesting as the band shifts between Jason Mraz–like acoustic pop (“Flower Flower”), moody folk-rock (“Close My Eyes,” ”Footprints in the Snow”), and bittersweet balladry (“Winter”). Songs like “Better Now,” “Instrument for You," and “Lawdy” explore Christian themes with unusual freshness and subtlety. Beyond its high level of musicianship, The Fourth Wall stands out for its guilelessness. These tracks have an honest sense of joy and sorrow that can melt the stoniest of hearts.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

FlashFan724 ,

A Dash of Folk, a Pinch of Bluegrass

The Vespers are back and better than ever with their sophomore album The Fourth Wall. The harmonies and melodies of the sisters backed by the grooving rhythms of the brothers makes for 52 minutes of pure ear candy. These four were destined to come together to make music and their raw musical talent cannot go unnoticed. I've been listening to this album for months and some of my favorite songs are Phoebe's Better Now and Daughter (so personal and emotional), Callie's powerhouse vocal driven Grinnin' In Your Face (wow), Close My Eyes and Got No Friends (definitely held down by the brothers). This band makes good music for the sake of making music. The Vespers are some of the most genuine and down to earth people you could ever know and I expect if this is the first time you've heard of the Vespers, it certainly won't be your last.

Frances Appel ,

Beautiful melodies, voices, honesty & depth.

We are so pleased with who The Vespers are and what they are doing. They're genuine people, and that shows in their songwriting. Musically, the girls kill it with their vocals, sliding effortlessly yet passionately between notes, establishing and maintaining the dynamics throughout each verse, chorus, and bridge. We're big fans their new-folk, bluegrass sound. We hope these guys go far, real far, and keep being humble, lovely people. - Jenny & Tyler

baruch669 ,

Never disappointed

The Vespers are always a sure bet

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