Monday, March 10, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: SARAH SMITH - THE JOURNEY
Smith fits nicely between classic and modern rock, just enough production finesse to keep contemporary, but plenty of rock and roll basics covered as well. And underneath that big and bright sound lurks a writer with a solid understanding of hooks and structure. Believe In Me has snappy lines and a catchy chorus, straight out of the John Hiatt school. Opening cut I Need To Know builds from verse to bridge to chorus, getting more and more addictive. And as always, Smith's powerful vocals give everything a dramatic feel, a tension in the ballads and celebration in the rockers. Catch her regular Wednesday residency at the Liquid Lounge in Brantford, ON this month, and visit sarahsmithmusic.com for other dates.