A few more covers – from EMF to Little Richard via Adam West.
As any great jazz player would tell you, interpretation is just as important and difficult an approach to music as original composition – here, Kate Walsh has certainly shown she’s no slouch at finding that inner core of a song, and making it her own.
This album shows what a talent Britain has in Walsh – subtle, dark and interesting, as well as easy enough on the ears to avoid the “difficult” tag. Utterly lovely, highly recommended.
Overemoting, bombast and the obvious are not in evidence here, but spectacular melodies, honest lyrics, and subtly sympathetic arrangements are in abundance. Walsh has hit upon a method that I hope she mines for many years to come – as she lives, loves and experiences, her songs will grow immeasurably, from an already stunning foundation.