A new single from Sasha McVeigh is always to be welcomed, in truth they have been few and far between since she upped sticks and relocated to the USA but when they land they land with a bang and this one is no exception. Although "God Bless This Mess" may share the same title, this is not a take on Jillian Jacquelines song but something completely different indeed.
Sasha's debut album "I Stand Alone" remains one of the finest produced by a UK country artist, still sounding as fresh today as it it did on its release and her tour with The Cains equally remains a vivid memory.
The most obvious change between then and now is that Sasha's voice has now got more of an American twang to it which is not surprising being surrounded by them all day The sound is a little more beefed up but after all this single is produced by Grammy award winning Mark Lambert and the cover is delightfully over the top but underneath it all is the lady who wanted to "skinny dip in Lake Geneva" and who assured us that "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas".
The "skinny dipping" line comes from "You Only Live Once" and her latest song develops that theme further, living life with no regrets and about embracing whatever fall out there may be along the way as it will all work out for the best in the end. It's full of a tongue in cheek humour from the very off
"The dishes are piling up in the sink, last nights dress is still on the floor
I already know what the neighbours think, but I left my "Give a damn" at the door
I got black mascara all over my face and there's a French fry in my hair
My underwear is hanging on the flower vase, not even sure how it made it there"
It comes with a modern day attitude attached to classic country sound - I must admit I never expected Hereford's finest to ever be singing
"I don't plan to change I am who I am, if you don't like it, you can kiss my ass!" but she does it with come attitude!!
With some great guitar solos thrown in for good measure, this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.