Monday, 28 January 2013

Erja Lyytinen: Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit
Erja Lyytinen
Forbidden Fruit, Erja Lyytinen's fifth solo album, has just been released.

The sensual cover acts as a worthy and warm antidote to the freezing winter weather. The songs are warm and welcoming too; upbeat and pacey, they blur the line between folk, blues and pop. The lyrics gravitate mainly towards the pop side of town, but there is an interesting contrast with the guitar-driven sound. Erja's own expertise on slide is well to the fore.

Death Letter and Jealousy are the most blues orientated tracks, with the latter featuring the finest guitar playing of the whole album.

A 'live' feel runs through the album. No surprise, because according to Erja, ''It was all made without an auto tuner, so everything is played and sang as you here it.''

Track List

Joyful Mystery
Hold On Together
At Least We Still Fight
Forbidden Fruit
Death Letter
Change Of Season
Press My Button
Things About Coming My Way

Stand out tracks: Joyful Mystery, Death Letter, Jealousy.

For further details, please visit the official Erja Lyytinen website.

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