You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there's really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it's their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the trio from impressive to peerless.
Over the course of their decade-plus career, they've covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points. The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalog of four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album, and Christmas collection. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor, and that remains true as the Good Lovelies now look to push further into the mainstream with their most accessible and pop-influenced output to date.
Shapeshifters offers a perfect balance between a more modern production style and the wholesome musical influences that have made them a household name over the years. What's more, the songs themselves build on the Good Lovelies' familiar foundation with a widespread appeal. The music, the album, and the trio – are all greater than the sum of their individual parts. Simply, that's the Good Lovelies.