New Music Critiques: Lisa Jean Moran

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Contact: [email protected] 

Web: lisajeanmoran.com 

Seeking: Label, Booking

Style: Singer-Songwriter 

There’s not a lot of information about Lisa Jean Moran out there, which is actually quite nice because we’re left to rely solely on the music. We do know that, after looking at her merch store, she produces her own ‘zine, which is fascinating. But the music is gorgeous. There are elements of Tori Amos and even a bit of Kate Bush about her piano-driven songwriting and storytelling. Each song is poetry set to music; eminently listenable and quite breathtaking. She knows how to write a melody that enhances the song rather than smothers it, and that’s impressive. But it’s the full package that makes so much sense. Moran is a gifted singer and perfomer, gloriously expressive, and that’s plenty.