Wonderfully Atmospheric and Well Crafted Songs.
Billed as a singer-songwriter Canadian Mo Kenney’s album In My Dreams sounds a lot more like a band effort; although one with a helluva lead singer.
Even a hardened old cynic like me got caught in Mo’s headlights when I first heard the bitter-sweet I Faked It which opens the album. An excellent arrangement and Kenney’s deceptively innocent voice masks a very clever song indeed.
Those who know me and my reviews know that I ‘collect lyrics;’ not writing them down you understand, but sometimes a line or a couplet stands out and must be quoted; again and again and again; especially if they are humorous.
The opening couple of lines from Take Me Outside go straight onto that list!
‘Take Me Outside/and blow my fucking head off’ (then there’s a pause)…..’with your eyes/it’s alright.’
Wow! That certainly got my attention. The song is an absolute cracker too.
It’s proving very difficult to pigeon-hole Mo Kinney for you as she sounds a bit like a Bangles/Ryan Adams mash-up with a Phil Spector influenced feedback drenched/bass overload throughout. But, of course she sounds nothing like that at all.