REVIEW: Lucie Thorne – Bonfires in Silver City
From the first track, ‘Falling’, this album had me. “Bonfires…” has a beautiful flow to it, a sound-scape that carries Thorne‘s deep, rich and whispery voice and all the tales she has to tell. She holds your attention without demanding it, you just want to listen – her intriguing voice, simple way with words and beautifully crafted songs pass by like a dream; before you know it it’s all over, but you wish it wasn’t.
From the eerie ‘Great Wave’ that melts into the mysterious interlude ‘Correspondent’, the mesmerising groove of ‘Till the Season’ and the delicate bluesyness of ‘Sweet Turnaround’, this album is a great ride. The arrangements are clever and inviting, never taking away from the songs themselves, only adding to their atmosphere and intrigue. The production is pristine – everything sits in its right place and serves nothing but the song. This album is great.
There are moments of Crowded House-ness; Thorne has touches of that Neil Finn trippy take on simple pop song writing, but definitely makes it her own. At other times, she elusively conjures a post-60’s Joni Mitchell – that deep, rich but definitely feminine voice of hers sits marvellously amongst the songs she’s crafted. Thorne has certainly carved out her own style and sound.
“Bonfires in Silver City” is the first Lucie Thorne album I’ve ever listened to, but it’s her 6th release. If this is anything to go by, this lady’s got some serious talent. “Bonfires…” is out on the 8th of August, well worth a listen Rating: 4/5.