Eliza Doolittle

Studio Album by released in 2010
Eliza Doolittle's tracklist:
Moneybox
Rollerblades
Go Home
Skinny Genes
Mr Medicine
Missing
Back to Front
A Smokey Room
So High
Nobody
Pack Up
Police Car
Empty Hand

Eliza Doolittle review

Eliza Doolittle is on stage since early childhood

Eliza Doolittle is the granddaughter of the famous Sylvia Young, who founded a theater school in London. Eliza’s parents, director John Caird and actress Frances Ruffell, have also devoted all their lives to the theater. It is no wonder that the girl has been practicing acting and signing since early childhood. She has already managed to play in two big theater performances in London. Yet as the time has shown it is the love of music that has won the rest of the interests in the end. Since Eliza feels comfortable and enviably confident on stage and is able to convey the most varied emotions in her songs she has not doubted a second that she could record some good material. Last November saw the release of her EP Eliza Doolittle containing four tracks and this summer already her full length debut album with the same name sees the light of the day. The singles Skin Genes and Pack Up have already conquered the audience in Great Britain and one can be sure that the rest of the songs from the debut album will soon become favorites with the listeners on both sides of the Atlantic.

A very light and careless album Eliza Doolittle

The album Eliza Doolittle on which all the previously released compositions are included is first of all interesting because even with the presence of several melancholic, sad songs it is still comprehended as a collection of very light and careless songs. The singer is only 22 years old, there is a place for relationships and entertainment in her life, and on the whole these are basically the main themes here. The record opens with a mid-tempo song Moneybox, on which Eliza paints the pictures from her day-to-day life, as well as she does on Rollerblades, a very nice measured composition. The first single off the album, Skinny Genes, tells about the relationships based exclusively on sex, which is quite a normal phenomenon today. One of the most soulful compositions on the album Mr Medicine is refined with contagious drums and backing vocals, whereas a slow and very melodious Missing pleases with a man’s voice singing and great high notes in Eliza’s vocals. The composition A Smokey Room is the singer’s opinion about other people’s way of life devoid of unusual events or ideas, whereas So High is another highlight with some blues elements in the melody and strong emotions in Ms Doolittle vocals. A light, a little philosophic track Nobody is followed by the single Pack Up with a rich arrangement, and then the tempo is slowed down once again on a measured number Police Car. The album closes with a gentle soft song Empty Hand which sounds more like a lullaby.

A great start of a music career

It is no secret that one can dress modestly but with a good taste. It turns out that it is also possible to sing like that – Eliza Doolittle’s album is the example. This girl’s songs are rather simple, they do not pretend to make a sensation or say a new word in music. Each track on Eliza Doolittle pleases with live instruments – a double bass, guitars, piano – and bright emotions. As for the vocal parts they can hardly be called powerful or impressive. Eliza possesses a clear voice, her delivery is professionally and she is able to put the necessary emotions into her singing and structure the song logically, which works throughout the whole record Eliza Doolittle making it a light and likeable collection. The singer is going on tour with the British scene star Paloma Faith to promote the album, the event is sure to agitate both singers’ fans. Perhaps Eliza will soon get to record her new material, and for now we have a light and unobtrusive album Eliza Doolittle which has become a great start of her music career.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (02.08.2010)
Rate review4.40
Total votes - 5


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