KT Tunstall - Another Place To Fall

Things can move pretty fast in the music industry. A little over 12 months ago a young, pretty Scottish lass appeared on Jools Holland's Later program on the Beeb to do one song. It was her first appearance on the tele and she looked a little nervous, but proceeded to play a song full of originality, layering her guitar and voice using a complex array of pedals to create something that made me what to search out and find more music by her. It sounded fresh and at the opposite end of the female solo artist spectrum, many of whom were trying to grab the coat tales of Dido.

Move the clock forwards and we have a very different situation - fresh from winning “Best Female Solo Artist” at the Brit awards and on the back of the being the UK's biggest selling female artist of 2005, we have the record company cashing in. We're just lucky that there's not much filler on her album.

What characterises her and separates her from the rest of the more mainstream crowd is her slightly edgy approach to matters. This may be a little radio-friendly in places, but the underlying lyrics about a broken friendship and the slightly spoken way she delivers them is clear and powerful. So what if the music is a little AOR during the chorus? The acoustic guitar and organ interludes show her more blues influenced talents and hints are the darker edge of the album. This may not be the stand out track on the album, but its certainly a single that deserves to be heard and isn't too offensive on the ears.

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Last updated: 19/04/2018 06:14:30

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