13 Feb 14
Belle’s blend of coffee house pop is a welcome addition to a lineage that includes the likes of Sheryl Crowe. Wise for her years, she draws on her own life experience and spirituality for inspiration. Standout ‘One Day He’ll See’ is a beautifully languorous country tinged reflection on the pressures on young girls for intimacy and the delusion that can follow. ‘Be The Voice’ is a rallying call from the heart, rooted in America’s long protest song tradition, urging people to take a stand against repression. There’s an inner purity and deeper meaning to this redemptive debut that elevates it beyond others in this mainstream genre.
By Simon Miller / Epoch Times Staff
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