Today's SOTD comes from one of our current favorite singer-songwriters, LOLO
. Off of her debut album In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Shit,
the track "Not Gonna Let You Walk Away" is sparse instrumentally, but the absence of drums and flashy tricks is made up for with something much more impressive: commanding vocals, heated passion, and fierce attitude.
The upstroke of the electric guitar gives it that retro feel, and even though LOLO's Amy Winehouse-like vocals are touched with some fuzz, they still remain the star of the show. When you can win an audience over with just a voice and guitar, that means the song is pretty damn good.