Songs like “Don’t Give It Up”, “So You Say”, “Sometimes”, and “Make It Right” have an airy girl pop vibe, with Donaghy’s whispery vocals layered over electronics. The lovely tone of her voice becomes more apparent on the sweet breeze of “There’s A Place”.
The humorously cursed and lovelorn traveller’s saga “12 Bar Acid Blues” is by far the stand out track. Siobhán gracefully balances a tricky speak-sing verse style and melodic chorus over electro-beats, pulses, and warbles.
“Medevac” lifts the pop sound up a bit with noisy sirens and a more prominent beat beneath Siobhán’s ethereal vocals. And the retrograde finale “Ghosts” is indeed haunting.
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