New Music Critique: Siobhan O’Brien

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Singer-songwriter Siobhan O’Brien’s voice has a purity of tone (accented with a subtle vibrato) that we really like. She gets excellent support from her band, whose touch and feel are ideal. And all of it is captured by first-rate production, clear and pristine, placing her voice front and center. The downside, however, is that O’Brien’s material, whether the dirge-like “The King’s Fool,” the upbeat and affecting “You Can’t Run Out of Love,” or the soft, gentle “Love Is The Holy Grail,” though each delivers an interesting, humanistic message, is musically uninspiring. Even an older crowd of listeners, who’d be ideal for O’Brien’s vibe would appreciate tighter, sharper hooks than what the talented singer presents here.

Contact: beatrice@empktpr.com
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Seeking: Reviews, TV/Film
Style: Indie, Adult Contemporary

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