Album Name: The Singer Kicks
Artist: Beccy Owen
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This one was brought to my attention by a fellow music lover and visitor to Collected Sounds named Mark. He wrote telling me I ought to hear this artist. I visited her site, but couldn’t find any sound samples. So I wrote her asking where I cold hear some and she offered to send me the CD. Of course, I took her up on it and I’m so glad she offered. Mark, you done good!
Of course I’m going to love Owen’s music because she plays piano wonderfully and writes clever intelligent songs.
I’m not a big fan of religious/Christian songs so “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us” is not my favorite, but it’s still a very pretty song.
On “Sighs” she reminds me of another artist. Don’t laugh…I think it’s Sade. There’s something about the lilt of voice and the sexiness of the horns that makes my inner voice hum “Sweetest Taboo”. But it also calls up a song called “No Tengo Razon” by a band called Aguafuego.
On “Stormbound” she reminds me of Thea Gilmore. So I’d say that although she is surely her own artist she can remind me of other greats as well.
The title track “The Singer Kicks” is downright torchy and very cool. Possibly my favorite track.
All in all a very nice recording. Beccy Owen is a very talented lady, and I hope she gets the attention she deserves. It’s a damn shame that folks like her get ignored while albums by [insert pop princess here] are flying off the shelves. But that’s why I do this. So here, I offer for your perusal, Beccy Owen. Give her a listen.
Posted on December 13, 2005
1. Summer Song
6. Proud & Smiling
7. The Singer Kicks
9. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
10. The Funny Side