KRISTY COOTE – FAVOURITE THING
Release Date: 20 May 2016
℗ 2016 Maronte Music LLC
- Favourite Thing
- Free Wind
- Super Power
- Take a Look at Me
- Love You a Little
- Speck of Doubt
- In My Heart
- Calling All You Wanted Angels
- Rock Me Like You Do
- Garbage Man
- Super Power (Bonus Rap Version)
- Favourite Thing (Radio Edit)
Immediately this wonderful debut release from Kristy smacks of the production magic of our Australian son in Mike Flanders and if the opener in Favourite Thing is not your particular brand of vodka, hold on tight for Free Wind which will change both the pace and the genre. Beautifully written and performed, this track will tug at your heart strings and send you soaring as Kristy explored her range in most comfortable and charming style.
Superpower travels way down south in guitar accompaniment, but as Kristy puts lyrics to lips we are left in no doubt that the Nashville surrounds have provided more than a sprinkling of influence. An inherently beautiful track, musically and lyrically, but somehow Kristy adds an additional dimension of beauty. The slide guitar stylings enhance the atmosphere to utter perfection and one cannot help but reflect how this one should be a contemporary mainstream hit. More hooks than a Tennessee bait shop and the vocal delivery is nothing short of angelic, in a Southern kind of way.
Take A Look At Me blends popular style with country rock in the most wonderful way and Kristy increases the charm with her vocal delivery leaving the listener mesmerised and willingly so.
Speck Of Doubt concentrates on the vocal beauty of our angelic orator, whilst we are swept away by the emotional delivery of poignant lyrics. Just beautiful. The instrumental accompaniment has, by now presented as an integral component of this collections charm, but in this track, we are further concentrated on the skilful delivery of backing protagonists.
Pretending opens in a further genre shift and sweeps you away in a charmingly mesmerising kaleidoscope of stylings from country to popular to soft rock, all homogenised to perfection with the central bond of Kristy’s beautify delivery. Clive Young’s influence as co-writer seems charges to the fore with this track brilliantly, taking the listener to a 90’s vibe.
Ukulele introductions and familiar vocals to In My Heart provide the perfect bridge back to track one in style, providing the confirmation that track sequence was very carefully plotted to enhance the experience. This particular track was co-written with the wonderfully talented Sarah Humpreys.
The soulful tones of Crazy are utterly charming beyond belief and there will be little surprise to adorers of this track that the contemporary pop was provided by none other than Chaise Flanders, and does this track jut pop right out of your speakers. Just beautiful.
But when you thought the vocal majesty had reached its crescendo, Kristie releases a rock edge to Garbage Man and takes this collection to another level of appeal. A little sprinkling of malevolent distortion assisted guitar and this track provides a mildly malevolent edge. Thoroughly sensational.
The introduction of Superpower (Rap Version) brings about a wonderful feeling of blissful familiarity, reminding you of how truly appealing this track is. The rap is blended superbly into the track without losing once ounce of its original appeal.
A radio edit of Favourite Thing completes this wonderful collection splendidly, reminiscent of the journey just explored by the listener, providing vindication that over a decade was more than worth the wait. Influenced heavily by an array of accomplished protagonists, Favourite Thing is sure to be a Favourite Thing on the CD shelf. Just beautiful.