Regina Ferguson ‘Carolinas’ (Review)
Out of Topanga Canyon, Regina Ferguson borrows folk-rock elements for much of her work. She delivers a style you’d find on a Linda Rondstadt b-side. Such is the case with her newly-released “Carolinas,” as it glistens in the sun and Ferguson’s voice glides over the slick-as-oil melody. “You told me everything there was to know on the first night,” she sings. “By the second night, there wasn’t much left to say.”
Her words fall like raindrops, cleansing and rejuvenating. Her poetry marks her as one of Americana’s most promising talents, and her voice is as mesmerizing as her images. A romance as rosy as the setting sun lies in the heart of the tune, finding her waxing wistful for a time gone by. “When I met you in the Carolina’s, knew right away that we were just killin’ time,” she sketches with a pastel paintbrush. “Let the hard things go unspoken / Oh, but we got on alright.”
“Carolinas” samples Ferguson’s upcoming Fortune record (out October 3), also featuring such entries as “Pearblossom” and “Canyon Town.”
Listen to “Carolinas” below.