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Belinda Bruce
Dream Yourself Awake
Maximum

Belinda Bruce's modern folk stylings are very appealing on her debut. Her sweet vocals and competent songwriting serve her well. "Working Woman's Hands" sees her singing beautifully of ordinary lives. As on the other songs there's a banjo which helps make the song special. "Falling Star" is a gently strummed song of love. A cello plays an important part. The slightly askew "Treasure Hunt" has more adorable singing and sounds fine in its folksy way. Bruce sounds homespun but with an odd twist in her delivery.

"Twisted Lullaby" lives up to its title, being both soft and a little strange. The quote from "Blue Moon" is used well. Belinda Bruce is an interesting new artist.

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