43 year-old Raul Malo is one of the best vocalists in any genre. His vocals are soulful, romantic and are deeply rooted in the crooner world of vocalists such as Roy Orbison. Perhaps best known as the vocalist from pop-country group The Mavericks, Lucky One is Malo’s latest solo effort and to an extent is his first solo record to return him to the country-inspired roots which The Mavericks struck gold with. Hello Again, Something Tells Me and Lonely Heart sound as though they could comfortably fit in among The Mavericks catalogue, especially the latter song that bears a playful resemblance to The Mavericks mega-hit All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.
Malo has embraced different genres on his solo work to date and on Lucky One, he sounds completely natural and at home on every one of these 12 tracks.