They burst in with the high energy Where I'm Going. "You think you know where I'm going," singer Kinsey Lee belts into the air unaccompanied. "The truth is I haven't got a clue." The song has an easy sway as it crescendos to a perfectly restrained bridge; forgoing typical flowery lyrics in favor of a message that is quite astute. "Love is a choice every morning, not some fuzzy feeling in the room. I never needed your company but I surely longed for you." Yes, this is a good one to put first.
The next two songs don't have the initial excitement of Where I'm Going but they have something else: Sharon Silva. Her melancholy vibrato on Let No Grief is entrancing. The harmonies are delicate at first but all three of them join together for a transcendent vocal breakdown, ending with Silva's lone voice carrying one note into the distance. Listen to her lead on the chorus of the song Blind and Brave or on Recognize when she sings her little asides at the end of each verse and you'll see why she's my favorite singer in a group of all stars.
Rounding out the trio, keeping the genres loose and the intrigue elevated, Mackenzie Howe's lilting twang has charm, particularly on the endearing ballad Of All the Dreams. Or on Lock and Key, aided with honky tonk pianos, when she shows how to sing the perfect ending credits to a movie in what turns out to be a nice wrap up for the album.
Blind and Brave absolutely flies by and each time I listen I find a new favorite song. To hear more from The Wild Reeds and purchase their album visit their website!