21 Sep 2009
Gillespie’s flirtation with musical forms outside the pop/rock template, such as Arabic music, might be down to contributor and producer Gilad Atzman. But it’s her haunting tunes and striking lyrics which make this debut an experience that improves with every listen. These songs are by turns tough and touching, as well as being full of humorous asides, such as the notion that the girl from Ipanema has ended up as tabloid fodder. Perfect for Later (in a good way, I hasten to add).
Pick of the album: The yearningly pretty and bittersweet ‘Million Moons’