New Album of Folk, Rock to Blues From Aussie Artist Sophie Klien
“Don’t Let It Go” from the “Want It All” Album
Fans of Australian Folk and Americana already know Sophie Klein, the eponymous Little Wise songwriter who is back with a great new album that you don’t want to miss.
The collection of 10 songs ranges from folk to blues to rock in a way that reminds me of the Pretenders, with jangling guitars and a great melodic gift, and Sophie’s melancholic and charming voice is a treat that works so well for the material. This “Don’t Let It Go” song in particular has a great laid-back vibe, a simple story yet a memorable chorus that you will hear yourself singing along to after just a couple listen.
Starting with a syncopated guitar and a cool Rhodes, the drums and bass are strong yet relaxed underneath the soundscape that features Sophie’s awesome vocal, sustained by great background vocals. During the chorus, electric guitar and banjo arpeggios are sustaining the vocals, creating a perfect counterpoint which further reinforces the strength of that hooky part. Well done and kudos to the production that leaves the music breathe with minimalistic touches of ear candies for everyone’s pleasure.
Check out the song and album on Bandcamp: https://littlewise.bandcamp.com/album/want-it-all