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KC Johns - "No More Chances"
By Pat Joseph & Staff
“No More Chances” has all of the swagger of a crossover hit. With elements of modern country and classic alternative rock, this song combines the cream of several crops to create a catchy, delightful sound. The sweetness of the syncopated vocal melodies are supported by an explosively tight instrumental track produced by renowned Producer, Billy Smiley. KC Johns is confident and relaxed while delivering precise rhythmic phrasing. She maintains a vocal tone that is warm and welcoming while also being energetic and intense.
Lyrically, “No More Chances” is a song about strength. “No more hesitation, No More calculation, No more bad equations I’ll stand my ground.” Johns delivers these lyrics with a perceived smile, making them all the more believable. “He lines up the shots and pours himself some liquid courage comes over now and make a play…but all you’re gonna get is…no more chances.” The bold and assertive nature of the lyrics is perfectly matched to the song’s self-assured mood.
“No More Chances”, with its sky-high production values, gives off an overall feeling of quality and integrity. A deliberate artistic message is conveyed over slick, inspired instrumental prowess. Listeners will love the expressive dobro and ultra-punchy drum fills. Genius in the arrangement of the instrumental track is demonstrated by ever so subtly introducing more energy until the track is boiling over. A dynamic, virtuosic vocal performance is heightened by brilliant production techniques. “No More Chances” is a song that is elevated to rarified air by 360 degree exceptionalism.
For more information on KC Johns, please visit her website.
About KC Johns
Growing up with strong Memphis roots as her foundation, KC Johns has had quite an interesting journey so far. Inspired by artists such as Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, and Brandi Carlisle, to the Memphis Blues of Otis Redding, to the raw sounds of Chris Stapleton and the Rock vocals of Led Zeppelin, KC has been shaping her musical tastes all across the world. Creating a visionary concept of herself inside her head while all the while bringing her heart one step closer to everything she was meant to be as a true artist.
From cruise ships singing in every port in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and to countries east; to being featured in Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas Coat of Many Colors’, and opening for artists like Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Randy Houser, and Trailer Choir, she recently met up with Grammy nominated songwriter and producer Billy Smiley (WhiteHeart, Johnny Cash, and Petra) to create and develop the sound she had been waiting for. She is currently writing with Smiley and several top songwriters in Nashville. Working at the famous Sound Kitchen Studio D in Franklin, TN, they are recording an exciting collection of songs the old way, hard work and careful attention to detail and direction. Look for exciting things this fall and next spring, and expect to hear KC Johns on the airwaves. KC will hopefully roll into your town in 2020-2021!
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