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LISA REDFORD - THE EDGE OF LOVE EP

by Richard Shashamane

21/04/19

LISA REDFORD - THE EDGE OF LOVE EP

Lisa Redford's new EP kicks off in bright, confident style with the uptempo Let Go which has a "stronger on my own" attitude of liberation somewhere between Sheryl Crow and Frazey Ford's independent spirit on Done. A cracking start to the record.
 
I Just Can't Forget has a classic country feel, the tempo dropping for this reflective, lonely and melancholic piece that can easily be imagined forming part of a soundtrack.
 
This mood continues on the sparse and hauntingly atmospheric arrangement of Alone Tonight. Clear and expressive vocals, warm bass and sympathetic production from Jose McGill.
 
Anything But Easy picks up the tempo again with dobro intro from Noel Dashwood ahead of another superb vocal performance from Lisa. 
 
The EP closes with title track The Edge of Love which has more of a folk feel and a beat like that of a ticking grandfather clock and building cello-led strings that make it almost seem like Lisa is backed by the Lonely Hearts Club Band's string section!
 
The Edge of Love EP is an extremely impressive release with strong, heartfelt vocals and accomplished songwriting, musicianship and production. One can feel the creative energy and love that went into this lovely little collection of varied acoustic folk Americana.
 
9.5/10

 

Lisa officially launches the EP upstairs at the Louis Marchesi on May 9th 2019