LAURA GIBSON – The Fire
aaamusic | On 09, Apr 2012
Laura Gibson is a Portland, USA folk singer and songwriter who has worked with numerous musicians including Laura Veirs, Danny Seim and Rachel Blumberg.
Her single The Fire, released on April 9th, 2012 through City Slang, is taken from her diverse album La Grande.
The Fire starts with timid, delicate beginnings, the gentle strummed acoustics building to something more upbeat, sparkling and energetic. Her hushed, whispery and distinctive voice becomes bold and confident as it creates an image of simpler times in old saloon bars and music halls.
This is bluesy and intimate folk, beautiful honeyed with a quirky, sexy style. Unfortunately, despite the gorgeous warmth, I wanted to like The Fire more than I actually did and my thoughts went to probable greater achievements yet to come.