Fenne Lily - Live at Festival No. 6
May 24, 2019 (updated May 24, 2019)
crisp live recording of songs from her self-released debut. "Carpark" is not here, unfortunately, but the other songs are provided with restrained and careful arrangements by Joe Duddell that provide a nice frame for her beautiful crushed velvet voice. she does falter on a few high notes but all credit for leaving in some of the flubs, which makes the record more human and appealing. there is good purpose to the record and it really shines forth on "The Hand You Deal" which acquires a greater depth appropriate to its emotional tone compared to the debut version. the only song that doesn't quite work is "Bud", which is too much of a chord-driven song to render well in this format, and ends up being cacophonous and overly busy. however, everything clicks on "For A While" and the beauty of her song-writing really stands out. very much worth a listen.
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