Monday, July 28, 2008
CD Review: Amy Lennard - I Need To Love
Amy Lennard - I Need To Love
2008, Hold Your Own Records
Amy Lennard holds no secrets. Anything she is, anything she knows to be true, she lays out before her audience in song. Lennard is not so much a confessional songwriter as a cathartic one. On her debut CD, I Need To Love, Lennard offers up ten tracks of deeply personal, emotional urban Americana. The result is a riveting and intense album that will stay with you long after the music has stopped.
Walking a musical line somewhere between Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams, Amy Lennard can tear at your heart strings in one song and heal you the next. The album opens with I Wish It Were Mine, a plaintive statement of desire for a friend's life. Forever Tonight is a classic country ballad that should do very well as a crossover tune. Also check out Let Go, Holy Night, and the epic El Paso.
I Need To Love is just the tip of the iceberg. Amy Lennard captures the soul's dark and yearning moments and portrays them in song like few others have done. I Need To Love is an impressive debut, and we at Wildy's World hope it's the first of many albums from this up and coming star.
Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Amy Lennard at www.myspace.com/amylennard. I Need To Love will be released on September 9, 2008. Check Amy Lennard's website for availability.