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- Posted on Apr 12th 2010 1:30PM by Tabassum Siddiqui
Brown's winsome sound, which incorporates elements of folk, country, pop and even a smidgen of soul, certainly deserves to find a wider audience. It seems like many are starting to catch on to the multi-instrumentalist's charm. In the past year, she was shortlisted as a finalist on CBC's Canada-wide Song Quest challenge and has won new listeners thanks to regular radio airplay across the country.
It's no wonder Brown is being hailed as a promising new discovery, judging by tracks like the cheeky 'Boyfriend,' which wastes no time establishing itself as a real showstopper, marrying a rollicking country-blues stomper of a rhythm to Brown's dreamy, retro-sounding vocals.
Brown avoids the role of eyelash-batting coquette, however, unleashing some saucy wit atop a wall-of-harmonies backdrop, warning the lad in her sights: "I don't want to be wrong again."
The tune boasts a burnished old-timey vibe similar to that of fellow Canadian songstresses like Jill Barber and Jenn Grant. Like both those artists, Brown's sound certainly borrows from the classics of the past -- but instead of getting too retro, songs like 'Boyfriend' harken back to a more recent vintage, evoking the effortless melodies and strong song structure of the Brill Building era. Carole King would be proud.