Tracks like “Promise Me”, “Talkin’ Fishbowl Blues”, and “New York City” vibrate and hum on blues guitar and Esther’s rich voice, which effortlessly flows from a deep throaty tone up into a pretty semi-yodel. “Shine” floats a little lighter on a country-pop rhythm, while “Taster’s Choice” is a swaying lap steel soul ballad.
“So Real” is a catchy one, with a staccato drum beat beneath searing blues guitar and bass. It reminds me a little of Laura Love. “The Way Of The World” is another attention grabber, stirring the sweet notes of a flute into a funky riff.
Queen Esther gives a lovely a capella vocal performance on “Help Me”, before closing the album with a stripped down rendition of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”.