"Kite" is a wonderfully simple, delicate, melancholic album that improves with every listening, and helps to reduce stress levels immediately. The combination of Jonny's excellent song-writing talents, and Lucy's incredibly clear, sonorous voice, with such beautiful pronunciation prove to be a great combination.
The album starts out with the slightly eccentric, lazy, melancholic `There's A Disease' displaying great harmonies, and continues through the slightly `quirky' `Just Like The Old Days' which features some inventive guitar technique from Jonny (with the aid of a piece of cardboard!). Lucy displays her own song-writing talents with `Winter Got Lost', and the simple piano accompaniment highlights her calming, magical voice. The calming mood is continued with `Green Leaved Trees' with effortless harmonies and delightfully appropriate brass. Hedy West's `Down in Adairsville' suits their style superbly, and some nice viola and excellent guitar work by Jonny makes this my favourite track of the album.
`I write this note' is a lovely, abbreviated love letter, and so cute! The tempo is increased with the foot-tapping `Stand up Show', which would be an excellent single... as ever, so charming lyrics. `A Dream' is just that - dreamy, with a haunting lilt, especially in the piano work, reminiscent of beatlesque brilliance. `Call yourself a friend', Jonny's jaunty solo work show's his voice to best effect, and the promise of stronger vocals. `Swing Low' demonstrates the Spear & Jackson, and Lucy's dynamic range, so simple and is a return to the melancholy with lovely instrumentation.
`Peggy Gordon' is just stunning - a wonderfully haunting, charming version, much suited to Lucy's excellent controlled voice - i could play it over & over again (providing i could stay awake!!; it is so calming). The cd completes with another cute love song, a modern day caring, sharing version loosely based on the traditional nursery rhyme. All in all a superb chill-out album I would recommend to anyone. I can hardly wait for the next one!