Nichole Nordeman - Brave

Published Monday 26th September 2005
Nichole Nordeman - Brave
Nichole Nordeman - Brave

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13441-3317
LABEL: Sparrow SPD63575
RELEASE DATE: 2005-06-03
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It was of course 'Woven & Spun' which catapulted Nichole into the US big time and on this new set, her fourth studio album, she again shows herself to be a fine songwriter and emotionally gripping singer. Unlike 'Woven & Spun', which relied heavily on piano dominated accompaniments, this new set features layers of instrumental backing conceived by producer Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, The Wallflowers). From the warm, poppy opener title track to the contemplative "Lay It Down" and even the unexpected trippy beats of her cover of Bob Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody" this is beautifully conceived and executed pop with plenty of insight and maturity in the lyrics. It will no doubt sell very well and deserves to.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Brave [Listen]
2. What If [Listen]
3. Someday [Listen]
4. Real To Me [Listen]
5. Crimson [Listen]
6. Hold On [Listen]
7. Lay It Down [Listen]
8. No More Chains [Listen]
9. Gotta Serve Somebody [Listen]
10. Live [Listen]
11. We Build [Listen]

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