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Writing both alone and with acclaimed Dap Kings-drummer-turned-producer, Homer Steinweiss on much of this new record, together with Aqualung s Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Paloma Faith) and Eg White (of Adele fame), this new collection of songs mark a distinct progression for Diane Birch. Throughout this new record, she lays bare the emotional rollercoaster of her life over the past couple of years; coping with heartbreak at the end of a long-lasting relationship, the pain of losing her father to cancer, and her dance with the light and dark of self on the road to womanhood.
Though only in her late-twenties, Birch likes to think of herself as an old soul, and indeed there is a startling maturity in her singing and a veteran s self-assurance in her writing. With hook-driven songs, Birch mixes piano-playing virtuosity with easy-going soul, and can strike an uplifting groove on even the most melancholy tune. Her work bears hints of Laura Nyro (when she was hanging out with LaBelle) and early 70 s Karen Carpenter (when she was ruling the charts), while effortlessly incorporating New Orleans second-line rhythms, gospel fervor, doo-wop harmonies, country-blues guitar and classic AM radio-style melodies.
Soft pac with fold out liner notes and credits.
|1. Speak A Little Louder|
|3. All The Love You Got|
|4. Tell Me Tomorrow|
|6. Pretty In Pain|
|7. Love And War|
|8. Frozen Over|
|9. Diamonds In The Dust|
|10. Unfkd [Explicit]|
|11. It Plays On|
First off - I like Diane Birch's music. I've been a fan for a few years and finally got around to owning this album, and it's a winner! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dion Morse
Never heard of her until I heard "Lighthouse" on an Oil of Olay commercial on tv. I googled to find out the song and bought the cd on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lucky7
Diane Birch has an amazing voice--earthy, flexible and expressive. She also writes her own songs--a very impressive musician. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Printprof
This gal has a great voice, knows how to use it, and is a great songwriter to boot.Published 14 months ago by ART H.
I loved her first CD! Heard her on David Letterman's show. This is nice too. Trying too hard to fit into the music of today. Read morePublished 14 months ago by antdoe