The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

Some­thing’s Chang­ing ★★★ Com­mu­nion Records Sur­rey song­writer Lucy Rose has the right idea. Not for her is beaver­ing away on songs for months at a time only to hide them away. Not for her, ei­ther, is per­form­ing with her back to the au­di­ence – the songs on

Some­thing’s Chang­ing evolved from tour­ing in South and Cen­tral Amer­ica for two months last year, as she en­gaged with her grow­ing fan base in that part of the world. It’s easy to see why Rose’s mu­sic is gain­ing a foothold out­side the per­ceived usual ter­ri­to­ries – it has in­stinc­tive qual­i­ties such as lyri­cal depth and mu­si­cal breadth, and while she may be in­debted to some well known singer- song­writ­ers we could men­tion, the ex­pe­ri­ences out­lined are dis­tinct and per­sonal. She has as­sis­tance here from The Staves, Daugh­ter and Bear’s Den, but Rose is in charge and on top. lucy­rose­mu­

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