Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets (from the album Cut to the Bone available on Double R Records)
Wasting no time, Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets fulfill on the album title promise of their latest release, Cut to the Bone, gnawing at a beat on the opening track. Renee Wahl sees the smolder behind the sweet eyes in front of her and with a seductive tease guarantees she will ‘string you up, strip you down’, making the choices sound like the best, and only, options in first cut, “To the Bone”. Snapping an audio selfie, Renee Wahl follows a rhythmic rumble into “Me Before You” while Cut to the Bone wanders around in a guitar-distorted, drug-induced haze with “Meds” and pounds a path towards the danger zone for “Temptation”.
Songwriting began early for Renee Wahl and she followed the natural progression of her passion into college as a theatre major. One year in, Renee left, circling back to school without music as a goal, finishing studies with a physics degree that she took into a twelve-year career in the Air Force. The songs of Cut to the Bone bear the precision Renee Wahl learned in scientific training when she takes the wheel in “From Here to There”, drawing a line on a map that stretches from Texas to Ireland. An icy edge to the groove sets the stage for drama of “Cold Day in Memphis” while a funereal march brings heroes home for “In the Field” as Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets count “Six Days to Sunday” as they sit at a Monday morning breakfast table sipping/sniffing coffee and cocaine to begin the week.
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