Album Review: Something’s Brewing by Eva Moon

Album Name: Something’s Brewing
Artist: Eva Moon
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Eva Moon’s style is hard to peg. The first song is almost hip-hop but she follows that with tango, rock, folk and pop. One thing they all have in common is clever, witty, intelligent songwriting.

Moon’s voice is a deep, sultry one reminiscent of Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Especially on the track, “Monsoon”.

“Cash from Nigeria” is exactly what you expect it to be, that is, if you have to wade through hundreds of SPAM emails a week. She slams on not only that famous con that we’ve probably all seen (and which, by the way enough gullible people fall for that it is the number one business in Nigeria), but she also takes on Viagra, online casinos, easy money opportunities and much more. It’s a very clever song. Love it.

“Tango de Cacao” is homage to chocolate and it’s hilarious. Or it would be if I didn’t share the same obsession. She sings to chocolate as if it were a lover:

“I give in, there’s no cure
I can’t resist your sweet allure
Without you I’m incomplete
Though our love is bittersweet”

“Switcheroo” is one I can’t identify with (thank goodness!) as it is from the perspective of a woman whose boyfriend has decided to undergo a sex change.

On “Swimming Upstream” her folksier side comes out.

“Too Damn Happy” is a song about how opposites attract and it can be a beautiful thing. The style of the song is a bit like the style of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Very cool.

“Something’s Brewing” is a refreshing change of pace. As she calls her music, “Cool Songs For Grown Ups” I agree and it’s about time!

Posted on April 11, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Cash from Nigeria
2. Run Away with Me
3. Monsoon
4. Switcheroo
5. Tango de Cacao
6. Strategic Fit
7. Swimming Upstream
8. Roadzilla
9. Dinosaur of Love
10. UPS Guy
11. Dark Matter
12. Too Damn Happy
13. Fly Away

[Eva Moon Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Eva’s music has the ability to sink deep into your soul and awake your hearth. She brings together tradition and modern, with her new arrangements of everyday and innovation and her charismatic image. Her songs are real and original. I suppose it has to do with a kind of her curiosity to learn about all kinds of cultures. The people felt it and like her. Eva put their personal feelings into the music she make. I like her style (or styles), I like her singing, I like her songs. Very cool. “Run Away with Me” and “Dark Matter” especially I like these songs.
~Maria, S. Mac

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