Hailing from Idaho, Dusty Leigh is a country sensation you must hear. Named after her mother's favorite band ZZ Top, Dusty started life with humble beginnings. At a young age, she entered karaoke contests, talent shows, & local fair competitions. Losing her mother in near teens, Dusty knew she had to hammer down and work hard for her dreams. With influences of Dolly Parton Bob Seger & Tina Turner, she was equipped for the battle.
When first playing the country hit single, "Like You Were Forbidden", I was instantly blown away by the wonderful mastering work. The song starts off strong and powerful with blaring guitars and well mixed percussion. This love song reminds me of the Adam and Eve story when something is so desirable that you can not keep away. The detailed lyrics paints a magical scene of passionate attraction. With these metaphoric phrases, the listener will be entertained from start to finish.
The one line "It may burns us up but I’ll strike that match" caught me by surprise. Love can be that strong that you know there are things that will prevent you from forming an union but you disregard the backlash. These burning desires remind me of a conversation my cousin and I have all of the time. Some love interests can be dangerous with beauty brains and a wild side. There is also family members, friends, and peers that interfere telling you that you made a bad choice but it's up to you to make that decision.
There is also those situations when a person belongs to someone else but both of you have a stronger attraction for each other. Of course in religious terms, those feelings are against the law but we all have a human weakness known as Temptation. To rate this song on a scale of 1 to 10, I will give it a 9 for great performance, excellent vocal range, use of metaphors with biblical parallels, and authenticity.
Ninety Nine Halos
Like you were forbidden