The Albums I Fell In Love With This Year

I am not one for ranking art; whether that be books, films, paintings or music. How can you measure one great novel against another, or a beautiful piece of music against another piece of equally good music? You can’t. It’s an impossibility and quite frankly, demeaning to the art you’re measuring.  Firstly, who am I…

Maren Morris EP

I don’t know much about Maren Morris, save for her being a 25 year old Texan born, Nashville resident who has writing credits on Kelly Clarkson’s album Piece By Piece, Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven and Lucie Silvas’ Letters to Ghosts. After her self-titled EP was released on Friday, I quickly came to discover that not…

‘The Sound and the Fury’ – Nerina Pallot

In the documentary ‘To Be Free’, commenting on the relationship between artistry and activism, Nina Simone says, “You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true for painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. As far as I’m concerned it’s their choice. But I choose…

‘Letters to Ghosts’ – Lucie Silvas

“Letters to Ghosts” is Lucie Silvas’ first album in nearly ten years after having released “Breathe In” in 2004 and “The Same Side” in 2006. The album was recorded in Nashville with a tight knit group of friends, and produced by Silvas, John Osborne (Brothers Osborne) and Ian Fitchuk, and is released on September 18th on Lucie’s…

Interview with THAT GIRL: Suzie Brown

Suzie Brown, a singer, songwriter, mother, and cardiologist, is about to release her third album with her husband, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Scot Sax. Despite studying medicine for nearly half her life, Suzie has always had great affinity for music; from listening to Whitney Houston tapes in her room and memorizing the words to taking the…

‘Standing Still’ – Ruby Amanfu

Of her collaboration with Jack White on his song “Love Interruption”, Ruby Amanfu says, “It was unexpected and key in shaping me”. White’s presence can be felt all over her new album “Standing Still” (Thirty Tigers/Rival & Co.), with his signature Southern gothic blues/rock as the skeleton to which all the other musical elements cling to, particularly on the tracks “Out…

Interview with THAT GIRL: Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega, Toronto born and Nashville based singer-songwriter, has been in the music business for over a decade. With four albums under her belt, she has now released her fifth, “Faded Gloryville,” to much critical acclaim. The album was inspired by the film Crazy Heart, an unflinching look at a singer on the descent from stardom…

‘Faded Gloryville’ – Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega’s new album, ‘Faded Gloryville’, is due out on August 7th. Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Anderson East), Colin Linden (who produced her album Cigarettes & Truckstops) and the Muscle Shoals based producing team John Paul White (formerly The Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). The album, inspired by the film…