• sarah june This Is My Letter to the World (CD, £3.30)

    label: Hand/Eye

    Singer-songwriter seems too common a term to apply to Sarah June, however accurate it may be. Singer-songwriter she is, but the songs she writes and sings are both more beautiful and more haunting than the average fare. There is an uncommon ghostly air to her album. Like the smell of flowers in an empty and abandoned house where sunlight comes shining through dusty window panes. Perfectly sparse and lonesome, these songs come from the edges of dreamland. 10 original compositions accompanied by 2 well-chosen covers (Prince's "When Doves Cry" and a stunning version of Elvis's "I Cant Help Falling in Love with You.").

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