Cathy-Anne McClintock: Self-Titled


Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beautiful. What describes the music that flows from Cathy-Anne McClintock’s lips and out through your speakers? Beautiful. Track one carries a pop cross over appeal that isn’t overpowering enough to be formulated but just flows along against the Spanish styled guitar. Track 6, No Matter What, has a heavy Irish folk feel to it that is perfectly cast against the duet of McClintock and Great Big Sea singer Alan Doyle (this track is pure magic). There is just an abundance of gems that fill this album and gives it an epic never ending hold on every part of you as you listen and long to listen again once the album ends.

There are a lot of factors as to why I fell hard for this album. Like I mentioned earlier it just has a cross over appeal. My seasoned ear hears so much within the 13 great tracks that are both their own world and yet familiar. Track 3, So American, reminds me so much of Jason Mraz’s work from his Waiting For My Rocket To Come album. Track 5, Hey, is reminiscent of Blues Traveler. I mean there is just this familiarity in there that brings out so much connection but there is also such a rich sea of sound that takes hold of you from the carefree tone of the fiddle to the compassionate delivery of lyrics by McClintock and the many guests and players included on the album (including her husband and producer Steven McClintock). Simply an amazing album that deserves to be unearthed by all. Enjoy. 

AJ Garcia
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