|1. Fly Away
|2. Falling Down
|3. If It Feels Good
|6. My Own
|7. The Only One Who's Listening
|11. Blue Turns To Grey
|The noise level
on this record barely reaches over the determined
sung verse here and there. Diana has a whispering
voice (done to almost disappearing proportions on
"The Only One Who's
Listening"), and thus almost shyly
she voices her self written lyrics. And because
she's looking out the window, as opposed to leaning
out the window, her wish to "Fly
Away" captures a spirit that wants
to be free, but still feels best at home. The cello
on this song played by David Henry makes this one
of the most instrumented songs on the record. Because
already "Falling Down"
is stripped down, plugging in a four track, recording
this to tape (what only makes the sound scruffy
though), and barely recognizing the canned electronica
possibilities. It's a simplified approach, that
makes you feel even more present. Because with the
one take approach of the records, the loudspeakers
look more like a chair where Diana is actually sitting
on. Playing to you.
is one of those honest songs that everyone that
every felt a ray of sunlight will appreciate. Despite
the tale of lost, this is an almost upbeat moment.
And further, the track itself separates its potency
from much of the record, as with the little 'da-da-dum'
singing, even brighter images are projected in your
brain. That's part of the soundtrack quality this
has. The other part is the sticky, and a little
broader melody of this song. With a process like
this, anger is as alien as warmth to a glacier.
What makes a "My Own"
sound even grittier, with a rising bass and guitar.
What then sounds like your mother calling you with
your first and middle name, letting you know immediately
that you did something wrong.
|The hurt is continued
where an imaginary character requests happiness
from Diana (while making her blush when he says
that she's pretty). But her eyes are too open for
that. Despite her being introvert, she still has
to let too much hurt through, what is why she 'does
not know how to be happy.' A guitar bridge gives
a little comfort, by hugging Diana who then might
just withdraw again into her doubts and insecurities.
What's an interpretation. However, it's obvious
that this music says a lot. Probably also about
Diana. Like her eyes, this music can't seem to lie.
|With the sadness being real, our
joy is real as well, when the sky opens up for "Caroline".
Another song that takes us on a travel, through
rich of harvest fields, and golden shadows. This
tale about a pure person, furthers the views on
the earth that we see through Diana's eyes. Before
she then borrows words from the Rolling Stones,
by covering their "Blue
Turns To Grey". Like "Jesus
Was A Capricorn", she truly adapts the song
to her way to do music. The guitar is her only companion.
The melodic structure is thinned and her clean voice
speaks the singing. With the tale again being melancholic,
with her searching, missing confidence and security.
Moments she must find in her music though. And as
much as it speaks about pain, it still must feel
good. And "if it feels good, do it. And don't
care". She says on "If
It Feels Good". So don't care, but
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