Man, I love Birds & Wire. So when I heard that Lera was releasing a solo work, I had to jump on that. Expectations met and surpassed. I’m a sucker for a well-written song but a well-written album? I’m a goner.
I’m not quite sure what grabs me first. Perhaps it’s the voice. There’s a certain quality to Lera’s voice that gives it that haunting feeling. Even on a sunny day, wearing rainbows and surrounded by puppies, Lera can sound like an abandoned widow crying in the rain. Sorrowful, would be the word, I think. Pair that with a strong emotive range and lyrics that will make even the hardest man cry, you’ve got a winner. Lera’s got a pretty killer video to go with her first single “Bobby, Baby.”
Lera Lynn- Bobby, Baby from S L O W R e c o r d s on Vimeo.
According to the handy dandy press release, the song is a tip of the hat to her late father and all his many demons. Do yourself a favor and take a listen. I think you’ll like what you hear.