Tue, 12 February 2008
Artist - Beth Thornley
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You may assume that Beth Thornley is just another female singer/songwriter but she's not. After hearing the first exhilarating chord changes of "Stand," the opening track of her album "My Glass Eye", you'll soon discover that Beth is not your ordinary songwriter.
On My Glass Eye, Beth's second collection, you'll hear echoes of highly regarded stylists like Ben Folds, Beth Orton, Matthew Sweet, and Aimee Mann. There are hints of Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, even Tom Waits. Beth shares traits with all of these songwriters, and she takes great pride in assembling the kind of work that measures up to such an esteemed group. But she's also intensely original, with the ability to look and sound like no one but herself.
On the strength of My Glass Eye, many are about to find out just who this singer/songwriter is. The recording, produced by Beth's faithful and gifted producer Rob Cairns, takes a kaleidoscopic trip through pop music, stopping frequently at various scenic overlooks-power pop, hard rock, piano confessionals, even acoustic blues.
"I've avoided being a romantic," admits Beth. "I wanted to write with a broad range of view, not just love songs; more Elvis Costello vinegar and less pop sugar.