Newfoundland, Canada, artist, Youngtree & The Blooms release their single, Heaven Ain’t A Lonely Road, today. Out now on all platforms, we’ve been taking several listens here at the Send Me Your Ears studio.

Heaven Ain’t A Lonely Road is a classic 90s feeling alt-country track. With a comfortable chord sequence and accessible instrumentation, the song feels like something you would want on your “driving right across the country” playlist!

Heaven Ain’t A Lonely Road starts with guitar and builds quickly into a great full band sound. In places just a little like Bob Seger, perhaps. In other places, we could almost hear some Meatloaf influences.

All the right country style instrumentation is used here to make this track a real winner for a country fan. With some lovely incidental fiddle playing and perfect country style electric guitar, this song is sure to win Youngtree & The Blooms many new fans and delight their existing ones.

Heaven Ain’t A Lonely Road has a positive and inspiring bounce to it. With some lovely rise and fall, it is a song that easily maintains the listener’s interest. With some gorgeous backing vocals coming in in the choruses, you feel easily as though this is a song that you’d like to join in with.

We love the tone and choice of notes for the electric guitar solo that leads into a break down before building up to the chorus again, together with some great use of tambourine to define sections.

The drumming in this track is really creative. Far beyond a simple country drumming pattern, with some lovely and unique fills and great changes that fit perfectly into the track.

From a production perspective, we’d have liked to have heard a little more stereo in the track. Perhaps we’d suggest adding a little more panning and effects. The drums feel a little distant, almost as though they had no close mics on them, and they’re played so fantastically that this feels like a missed opportunity. Perhaps consider a wide boost centred around 70Hz for some extra low end and a wide cut centred around 400-450Hz to remove just a touch of boxiness. A boost of the top two octaves could bring out the cymbals a touch more too, and add some extra brightness.

Youngtree & The Blooms track, Heaven Ain’t A Lonely Road, is a positive, upbeat 90s feeling country/rock track that warms the heart and puts you in the right frame of mind to tackle the day. Great stuff!


  1. Bill Hunt

    We have certainly enjoyed Peters music over the years and this is no exception!

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