In the interim Missy Higgins, a quality person who is engaged in all manner of causes, has done her university studies.So she is quite right to wonder, on Hello Hello, whether anyone is still there.Jeremy Squires' first album, When Will You Go, made a huge impact on me.
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What's most striking is Squires' uncompromisingly gentle approach to his music.
In "Remnants," Squires delivers these lyrics: Children play where you lay near a permanent stain on the wall hangs a cross that don't keep all your demons away There's a page that you fold in the bible you hold that you clutch to your chest when you call me faithless because I don't believe They're swarming around our wasp nest now it's a strangers house we've both been dying to get out While most would accompany them with a brooding melody and a heavy touch on the guitar, Squires' music is tired and stretched out, an exercise in bends on detuned strings and falsetto.
In Squires' case, he went on to meet his fiancee, pictured below and featured on some of the tracks.
For this journey, Squires brought along some friends who are some longtime Adobe & Teardrops favorites -- Heather Mc Entire, lead singer of Mount Moriah, and Whit Wright, who usually plies his pedal steel talents with American Aquarium.
This is a much sparser album than its predecessors: the benefit of that is the absence of orchestration which at times seemed ostentatious; the obvious drawback is that after a while the whole thing can become a bit, well, undramatic.
The melodies are lovely, however, and the Swedish singer has an appealing, warm voice which makes the album a welcome companion as background music. Hugh Masekela – Jabulani There is nothing new on Hugh Masekela’s new album, but it’s a fine kicked-back album on which the master does his thing as he has since returning to South Africa from exile in the 1990s: the uncomplicated, swaying sounds of township jazz and mbaqanga.
The situation is no longer taut -- after all, it's over and done with.