It’s difficult to believe that The Belt is In the Valley Below’s debut album, but it’s true. It’s a well-rounded album with great music and even better vocals that’s easy to listen to. Usually it’s something you’d expect out of a group’s second or even third album, not their first.
What I like about The Belt is that every track feels unique thanks mostly in part to lead vocalists Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail. Some of the tracks feature them doing their own solo thing, while others will have them appear in a duet. Whichever it is, it always ends up being a pleasure to listen to, and their constant switching up will always keep you guessing.
Angela has a very Lana Del Rey feel to her voice, although In the Valley Below’s music is very much more upbeat in tone. Jeffrey evens things out with his soothing vocals. The duo have a diverse singing ability, and the album capitalizes on that.
The Belt is a great first release for In the Valley Below. It’s a strong album, and I imagine things will only get better in years to come. I can’t wait to see what comes next.