While country music is not something I gravitate to, I can really appreaciate Margo's focus on the songwriting and atmosphere of this album. So often where country music goes wrong for me is in the commercial, cookie cutter, radio friendly hits. Margo is making music on Strays that feels much more rooted in the foundation of what country music is, rather than attempting to appeal to the largest and/or youngest audience.
It's a nice refreshing listen, through I don't feel the performances are all that noteworthy. Each song is heartfelt, yet doesn't amaze. It's an overall positive listen, but nothing much more than that for me.
Favorite tracks -
2. Light Me Up
5. County Road
7. Hell In The Heartland