Thursday, 25 August 2011

Isobel Anderson - My Love / An Hour With You

There’s something romantic about the simple sounds of an acoustic guitar, a soulful folk voice and an attractive song. So it is with Belfast based singer-songwriter and musician Isobel Anderson who we stumbled (or rather waded) across in the Acoustic tent at a rather muddy Glastonbury Festival this year and instantly fell in love with.

With a debut solo album Cold Water under her belt, September 14 will see a second release – Dark Path – and if our instant enchantment was just a rush of blood to the head then Dark Path has all the signs of making this something a little more permanent. If you’re a fan of Laura Marling and her folk heritage then the chances are you will love these songs from the record that brood with gentle Celtic boldness and intimacy. When you listen to the words it’s as if you’re reading someone’s secret diary or eavesdropping on someone’s private conversation for these are songs of relationships and love. To make things seem a little less naked there’s guitar, cajon and violin to clothe the songs a little, although never over heavily. As you listen though, it doesn’t matter if you are prying because honestly, there’s nothing better than feeling that spark, is there?

My Love by isobelanderson

An Hour With You by isobelanderson

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