Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
For some reason I’ve been getting a ton of EPs lately. Some, I’m thankful they’re not full length, but for the most part I wish they were longer.
I am happy to report that Coles Whalen’s EP is one of these.
“Why I Cry” is one of those break up songs that hits home to those of us who have lost someone to another person. It’s quite personal and sad (and she’s a little pissed off). It’s also quite catchy and will stick in your head for hours, maybe days.
Whalen has a jazzy, smooth, sultry voice. Her songwriting style is rock, with a jazzy flair. She incorporates both guitar and piano prominently.
This is a great recording, I really like it. I’m looking forward to a full-length CD from Coles Whalen.
Stand out songs: “Pick up the Pieces”, “Sevens” oh hell I’ll name them all. Not a bad one in the bunch.
Posted on October 17, 2004
1. Why I Cry
2. Pick Up The Pieces
4. Hollow Railroad
6. Old Man Reality