Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sasha Bell - Love Is Alright

Sasha Bell's confident, nuanced vocals, musicianship, and gifted songwriting have graced bands Essex Green, Ladybug Transistor and The Sixth Great Lake, so it is always good news to hear that she is involved in a new project. But this endeavor is particularly special, as it is her first solo full length under her own name. Listening to Love Is Alright we happily to discover that Bell clearly is comfortable as the main focus of a project. Her vocals are assured and dynamic. The sparkling arrangements find a comfortable lane between the more baroque pop of her other bands and more mainstream pop. Lyrically, Bell hits memorable points in her life and career. But this is nostalgia that is warm and sprightly, matching the presentation and lifting our spirits. We don't think Sasha Bell could have crafted a better opener to this chapter of her musical journey.

Love Is Alright is out now via Both Sides Now.

Bandcamp for Love Is Alright

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