I came across this album entirely by accident. After being impressed by Butterfly's version of Changes on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, I idly searched for her name, and found her official website, through which I found this album! I can't tell you how glad I am that I found it! This album is a bit of an oddity, there is absolutely no way to categorise it - and that's why I love it! Each and every song on the album has been written, played and arranged by Butterfly herself. From the rocky opener Life is Short to the melancholy Never Leave Your Heart Alone, it practically oozes with originality. Another White Dash is a fast-paced, guitar-led, belter of a track. Listening to it, it is so easy to conjure up the image of speeding along the open road, which of course, is the point. My favourite track has to be A Beautiful Book, with a raging drum beat and frenetic guitar riff coupled bizarrely with mournful background voices and very poetic lyrics. The weirdest part of it all is just how well it works! A Walk Outside contemplates a tricky question (which came first, love or the love song?) with a juicy bassline and some nifty drumming; while Drift On has a languid, sunshiney feel. You won't find fluffy, over-complicated lyrics - or for that matter, subtlety - on this record. Play it as loud as possible, so that you can let the excitement and passion really take hold of you. It's not the most polished of debut albums, but the rawness suits Butterfly's beautiful, rough-edged voice. I guarantee that every track will surprise you, and if you love good music and crave something utterly original, try this!
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