Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Nell Bryden’s debut comes on like it means business. From the opener “Daylight” it’s obvious she has a distinctive voice and tunes to match.
“Red” is an atmospheric rocker with poetic lyrics. Its intensity is matched by Bryden’s strong vocal.
“Meridian” is a ballad with a pleasant country tinge. Bryden handles that style well also.
“Jetblack Sunrise” borrows the words from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and adds a strong melody.
“White Rose” is a great song that features a powerful guitar line and a feisty lead vocal.
“View of the East River from Atlantic Avenue” is as evocative as the title implies.
“Day for Night” is a wonderful debut.
Posted on February 17, 2004
Listen to track samples
5. Day For Night
6. Jetblack Sunrise
8. Holding Out
9. White Rose
10. View of the East River From Atlantic Avenue
11. I’m Gonna Be Strong