Aside from my love for female vocalists with piano, I too bought the album "Brief Strop" on the strength of my appreciation of one track "Fallen for You" found on a CD which came free with a magazine. Even so, her album totally exceeded my expectations. I can only imagine her unique and fascinating lyrics come from personal experiences. She has an amazing talent, to combine emotional expression through beautiful, powerful and captivating music.
I admire the work of Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, Fiona Apple. I rate Sheila Nicholls as highly, with recognition to her versatility and originality.
All her songs are very different; my personal favourites are Hannah, Question, Patience, Rapunzel and Pan. The passion in her voice conveys such feeling, it moves you. It's an album I keep going back to.