Walk Through Fire

Yola - Walk Through Fire
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #410 / 746
User Score
Based on 70 ratings
2019 Ratings: #291
Liked by 3 people
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Easy Eye Sound, Nonesuch / Label
Country Soul / Genres
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American Songwriter

Its combustive combination of talent, songwriting and sympathetic yet bold production makes Yola’s release one of the finest soul/country fusions in recent memory.


The album includes a retro, vintage quality in its sonic range, sounding as though it was recorded decades ago and went unreleased to great loss ... It captures you immediately.

An extraordinary record, one designed to be part of a grand musical tradition, and it contains enough emotion and imagination to earn its place within that lineage.
Slant Magazine
Yola seems capable of not only expertly mimicking the sounds of the past, but also creating something that will itself stand the test of time.
The Observer

It’s a perfect period production that only occasionally tempts the listener to wonder how much more affecting Yola’s songs might be if she turned her attention from “whip-poor-wills” and “the grocery store” to landscapes closer to home.

Spill Magazine
For far too much of the album, the pace is almost at a standstill, and the end result is uninspired and soporific.
Last review of the decade/year and all that. I suppose I should have written this sprawling goodbye for the year, but honestly, I just don't have it in me. The 2010s meant a whole lot to me, as a person. As I'm sure it did for a lot of us. But at the end of the day, I'm still alive. We all are. Idk, weepy sentamental goodbyes to idea such as time isn't something I'm good at. I'd much rather march into 2020 with my head held high.

Yola I feel, is a great soundtrack to that. It's very easy to ... read more
The best part of Yola's debut is her gorgeous vocal performance. Her robust and husky alto is refreshingly confident and strong. She sounds perfect for the type of throwback album, and the entire LP is perfectly listenable from start to finish. I think Walk Through Fire shines when Yola's vocal talent is met with equally interesting melodies and production. The opening song captures the potential of the record. 'Faraway Look' has a jubilant chorus that shows off Yola's beautiful voice. While ... read more
dope music the best album music here sound nothing beats lyrics amazing
Yola's personality is unique; her voice is a brilliantly polished factor that nowadays country music misses. She dives herself into every track like she was living it out so real. The emotions are felt, her speech is clear and the execution is infectious, and there are many reasons to explain why Walk Through Fire overhang with grandeur.

FAVS: Faraway Look, Shady Grove, Walk Through Fire, Love All Night (Work All Day), Love Is Light
LEAST FAV: Rock Me Gently
walk trough fire é uma daqueles álbuns que se destaca por ser composto por um gênero que é pouco visto na música atual. a mesclagem de elementos remetentes á raiz da música country e a formatação encima do r&b contemporâneo o faz ser único e de identidade própria e marcante. durante todo o álbum é discorrido uma calmaria e um gosto evidente de ouvi-lo e apreciar pois não se observa ... read more
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Track List

  1. Faraway Look
  2. Shady Grove
  3. Ride Out In the Country
  4. It Ain't Easier
  5. Walk Through Fire
  6. Rock Me Gently
  7. Love All Night (Work All Day)
  8. Deep Blue Dream
  9. Lonely the Night
  10. Still Gone
  11. Keep Me Here
  12. Love Is Light
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Added on: November 29, 2018