Isobel Anderson - Chalk / Flint (2017)
Folk, Acoustic, Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:37 | 95 MB
Label: Isobel Anderson Music
Describing an album to a potential listener is a risky business. Too often they will be turned off by the all-too familiar soundbites. ‘The new Ed Sheeran’ being one, perhaps. Or ‘the next Adele’. Perish the thought that musical artists should have their own identity. A more meaningful approach is to describe the circumstances behind a new record, or its leading features. So when Isobel Anderson’s fourth album is described as being “inspired by the jagged coastline of Sussex,” the curiosity is immediately pricked. Anderson is a singer-songwriter with a refreshingly direct line of communication. That doesn’t mean she sings loud all the time, more that she has clearly thought deeply about how her vocals should be delivered. The production responds accordingly, making sure her thoughts are never clouded or obscured, and it is here that the Sussex coastline becomes clearer.