kylie brice trio single

journey to myself

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I’m not sure if this is the first recording for Adelaide singer songwriter Kylie Brice, or just the first that has come my way.  Regardless, what we have is a folk pop, or perhaps acoustic pop, song which has several positive characteristics.  Not least being its combination of lyrical intelligence with a tune memorable enough that the listener may find it rolling around their mind unexpectedly after only a couple of listens.

The theme of the song is self discovery, which is not necessarily a unique topic but is still approached earnestly.  Some clever rhymes help to maintain interest, and Brice’s voice is clear and melodic, with good control and maybe a hint of country-style inflections at times.

Though she sometimes also works solo or with a full band, this trio format works well to provide an uncluttered sound; it has the feel of being recorded all together live, whether that’s the case or not.  The song has enough hooks to be considered commercial, yet still substantial.  A recurring phrase is “I don’t know who I am”.   The answer in part is that Kylie Brice is a very good performer and the journey to herself has a fine soundtrack.

Also printed in Bside Magazine 28 May 2015

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