MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: EMILY BURGESS - ARE WE IN LOVE?
Working with her pals in The Weber Brothers, former 24th Street Wailers lead guitarist Burgess steps into the spotlight solo for the first time. She's always shown excellent skills as a player, and now unveils a whole bunch of talents, as a vocalist, songwriter and a multi-genre performer. This one's a big winner.
Whereas the Wailers had a blues focus, Burgess has that a lot of other interests. All I Wanna Do Is Love You is a slash-and-burn rocker, garage punk with sizzle, all 1'59" of it. Only One In Your Dreams is blues-boogie, but tough as nails. Arrested is a groovy little soul number with a nifty vocal arrangement and smart guitar break, lots going on in that one. For the title track, she pulls off a smooth, jazzy ballad.
Best of all, it's empowered and sexy too. It's great to see Burgess flying solo.