Emily Brown "Who Can Say"

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Emily Brown has a voice of silk and honey. "Who Can Say" is just one fine example of her talent and whimsical songwriting. As if written in a Laurel Canyon cottage fifty years ago, Bee Eater is an album that impresses from start to finish.

Upon first listen, Emily Brown shows her folk stripes with vocal styling similar to Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez. A deeper listen reveals an artist who can hold her own among such icons, while infusing some indie production and arrangement. An occasional Bum-Bum, Bum-Bum reminds the listener this is a modern day minstrel, and we should give our full attention.

Emily Brown really raised the bar with Bee Eater. It will be hard listening to anything else after this.