The RnR Ranchgirls debut EP Strong is a distinctive mix of emotions and vocal tones that produces a smoky timbre with powerful classic overtones, synonymous with alternate country and Americana styles.
Book Cover, written on the eve of the EP recording, is a sassy statement of empowerment based on personal experiences. The original song is a cheeky salute that will resonate with listeners who are left out of the mainstream, or don’t fit the mould. It dramatically concludes the EP in brassy fashion.
The EP is a blend of new and old, with Tracey Rowland’s love for traditional country, versus Sandy Robinson’s ever exploratory fondness for modern styles. These songs sum up the girls’ attitudes to their music, and their newfound confidence to be “what they want to be, how they want to be.”
The release brings together deep rooted sentiments that form part of the girls’ journeys of self-belief and entitlement, beginning with the title track Strong which navigates through intimate feelings of lost love, and encourages the listener to dig deep and live for every moment when it counts.
Hailing from opposite ends of the Hunter in NSW, the talented duo met by coincidence in 2016 after fiercely pursuing music to pull themselves out of tumultuous times in their lives. Tracey, raised with country music in her blood earned herself Best New Talent by Central Coast Radio; and Sandy has had music knocking on the inside from a very young age, being classically trained and gaining credits and an honour with AMEB’s Singing for Leisure.