10 Sep. 2011

Terra Lightfoot-debut album review

You will soon be treated to a new artist. Her name is Terra Lightfoot a 25 year old singer, songwriter, and musician from Canada. On September 13th her self-titled album from Sonic Unyon Records will be released. The album ranges as a folk, country and acoustic ensemble. Terra has had a few ventures in other projects during her development. They definitely set the tone for where the artist has stemmed her musical focus from. The Dinner Belles, a country roots based band, and Secret Heights, a folk duo she collaborated with a friend of hers, Cam Malcolm. Terra has recruited the experience and talents of producer/ engineer Dale Morningstar a very well-known figure in the indie rock scene. If you feel you enjoy these styles of music, you will agree that this was a
perfect setting for a debut album.

Very calming in most parts of the album. But there are signs of triumph, breakthroughs, and cleansing of the soul. For country/ folk/ Indie rock this is such a great center. You can please the pallet of many sides of various genres with her music. You can listen to this when you are lying out in a field with your iPod contemplating the day. You can listen to it while you are thinking about a loved one, or one who is no longer a loved one. This is music to put in your car for a long drive down a country highway. No matter how you want to listen to this album I believe you will find at least a few of the songs the will attract you to her soulful heart bearing sounds, and lyric writing.

All of her songs seem to come deep from the heart and experiences from the artist. There is heart break and hope in all of the words. It is sometimes hard to find feeling in some artists songs. I believe that she has captured the feeling very well. “Sleep Away The Winter” deals with a friend who had decided to shut the rest of the world out “Think of the dark places you hide. Where it’s comfortably cold and you stay out of sight, to avoid the day as it slips away.” Simple poetry from the soul.  ”Lucid Dreams” helps heal the torments of an ended relationship. There is no doubt that she feels the experiences in when she wrote and performs the songs.

I truly liked this album very much. There is an unwavering depth in her voice that makes you want to feel what she is feeling. This album stretches the talents of its creator. It seems like a full on testing of herself while still knowing and being able to control her ranges. The musicianship falls in line with the feeling of the lyrics in great fashion. Every song tells a story that needs to be heard.

This is a must get for anyone who enjoys calming acoustic sounds. She is planning a North American tour in the fall. That is just talk at this point. I do hope it becomes reality. If you can feel her  this well through a produced recording…Imagine how you will feel seeing her express herself live.


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