Kelley McRae – Highrises in Brooklyn

Kelley McRae – Highrises in Brooklyn

Kelley McRae, with this second album, continues to prove that there is more to her than just a stunning voice, but that she is also an incredibly talented songwriter.

Highrises in Brooklyn

Highrises in Brooklyn

Highrises in Brooklyn” is as much a powerful album as it is proof that there is no genre that Kelley McRae cannot tackle and make her own. From the sorrow of the folksy “Sparrow”, to the bluesy “More of Nothin”, to the mildly country “Last Call Town”, McRae proves again and again that she can write and sing it all.

As if that were not enough, she somehow entwines each with a hint of her own personal touch, making it so that this CD, containing so many different styles, still feels like a coherent collection, versus a hodgepodge of what-have-you.

McRae is also very honest in her songwriting. Nowhere is this more evident than in the aforementioned “Sparrow“. In an interview with McRae, she told me that this is the one song, more so than any other, which so many of her fans have claimed as their own… and it’s no wonder. Brutally honest and soulful, it reveals itself with each verse.

You can pick up this CD from her site at kelleymcrae.com.

February 25, 2011 in Album Library

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