Porta Bohemica, only released a couple of weeks ago, and I must have listened to it thirty or more times... a beautiful work by a true vocalist. The wistful "Closer" is a classic, "Hourglass" and "Eliza's Smile", beautiful. The entire album: well worth the wait.
One day soon, I hope to see Ms Whitley in concert. April 8th in San Francisco? Check out tour dates near you here.
(If you come to this album expecting to hear Trixie's father's ghost, you'll enjoy the first few bars of the first song, a lingering guitar riff, familiar as sleep. And then, you'll be drawn into the world that is all the daughter, all grown up, pure Trixie Whitley.)
If you prefer Winehouse to Madonna, or Gaga's national anthem to her Bowie, take a listen to Porta Bohemica.
Here's Soft Spoken Words:
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