UNSAFE & SOUND, Maiden Dixie’s sophomore studio release, got its start while the band’s NOT GONNA SETTLE 2014 TOUR was still in full swing. When not on stage, the band members were dividing their time between their home base of Minneapolis and Nashville writing songs together and with some of music’s best writers. At the end of the tour, with their Top Secret Red Book of songs in hand, the band enlisted award winning producer/singer/songwriter Kevin Bowe to bring their vision to life in the studio.
This rising country band is refreshingly authentic, but undeniably against the grain. The band honors the past, but refuses to live in it and Unsafe and Sound establishes the sometimes raw, always powerful, mesmerizing sound that is Maiden Dixie. The songs reflect real life, sung with the heart, the energy and the passion that has come from three years on the road merging the eclectic backgrounds and diverse musical influences of the six members of Maiden Dixie into one musical voice. In a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, this is the real thing.
UNSAFE & SOUND, was released on April 14 and spent two weeks atop the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” release list. The new music moves and grooves with Maiden Dixie’s unusual, kinetic blend of country, pop and rock sounds. And while the music is unmistakably original, there are still others that swear that it is rock-solid, mainstream country integrity that is going to widen eyes and win ears.