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Melody Klyman
Sovereign
Blackwing Records

Melody Klyman's debut has a definite mystery to it, as the stunning singer mixes influences to reach her own blend. The opening title song sees her sing an instantly engaging song, with a haunting mood. It's like Kate Bush wrestling the Cocteau Twins for dominance. "Sparkle" is twisted and suggestive, Klyman's icy vocal suggesting Annie Lennox set to a hymnal tune.

"Hunt of the Innocent" tackles the sensitive issue of seal-hunting in Canada with greats sensitivity. It's lush and haunting like all the songs here. "Trigger Me" is cool and synth-heavy as Klyman reaches a memorable melody. Her debut album is just amazing.

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