What Could've Been
When To Say Goodbye
I'm Never Getting Over You
Talkin' Bout You
Home Is Where The Heartbreak Is
The quartet Gone West proves that the sensibilities of Los Angeles and Nashville aren’t far apart at all when it comes to sunny singer-songwriter pop. Its members—Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Nelly Joy, and Justin Kawika Young—have roots in both scenes, and they came together as a simpatico combo after serving as supporting players in Caillat’s solo folk-pop projects. Canyons, the group’s full-length debut, showcases sleek writing and a frictionless vocal dynamic. Sometimes all four combine their breathy timbres in impossibly smooth harmony (see: the ballad “Gamblin’ Town”). The pastel-hued parting melodrama “I’m Never Getting Over You” is treated almost like a duet, while the cheeky kiss-off “Confetti” features a single voice out front. The group sounds equally comfortable gliding over buoyant beats and hand-played acoustic-leaning instruments (“R&R”), airy reggae-style grooves (“Knew You”), and country-pop balladry (“Home Is Where the Heartbreak Is”) alike.