Jules Rendell - The Lotus Bloom

Published Saturday 24th September 2016
Jules Rendell - The Lotus Bloom
Jules Rendell - The Lotus Bloom

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162340-24160
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

London-based soul and session singer Jules Rendell's preference for issuing EPs instead of full albums continues with this Goz-i-am-produced independent release. It's clear from the get-go that Rendell's main asset is her voice and, whilst there are plenty of singers out there - Joss Stone comes to mind - who have adopted the same Americanised-delivery and sound just like her, she carries it off with aplomb in the likes of the optimistic. "One Day" and the bass-driven soul of the cautionary "Destination". Elsewhere, "Carry On" continues in the general upbeat feel of an EP that seeks to gently communicate God's love for us whilst the simply stunning title track showcases Rendell's vocal, piano and songwriting skills in one fell swoopt

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