You’ve heard her nightingale vocals on Fort Minor’s second single – Where’d You Go. Now, Holly Brook is out to prove that she’s not just a featured vocalist in someone else’s hit song.
Her debut album, LIKE BLOOD LIKE HONEY boasts melodic masterpieces with some sort of silent angst and a sense of renewal, all blended in perfectly well with her hypnotising vocals. Imagine Fiona Apple doing a duet with Sarah MacLachlan. Beauty isn’t it? Well, well, I honestly don’t know if she’ll be a one hit wonder or not? But with Linkin Park’s label, Machine Shop’s Recordings, I think she’ll be touring across the globe a couple of times.
Expect the pianos, slow jazzy beats here and there, and mellow tunes wrapped with a creeping energy. I could sense all that rushing in me as I close my eyes especially listening to Curious (I expect this to be the first single). It lyrically touched me and musically, it advocated my sense of seeking answers.
Heavy had me feel every ounce of her musicality. It takes you on a real ride with wonderful works on the piano with her passionate voice. Another track to look out for would be Wanted which I’d definitely want playing on my car stereo as I drive late at night. It’ll suit the ambience just right. It’s the kind of song that gets you thinking and reminiscing about certain moments.
All other tracks featured in this brilliantly produced album would get you right at the spot with a silent energy. She’s absolutely talented, a gorgeous red head, and definitely worth the attention.
Album hit stores 6 June, 2006. Holly Brook gets 8/10 on my list.
3. What I Wouldn't Give
6. Is it Love