Kelly Padrick - 'Soulmate' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 04:15

kelltpadrickSinger/songwriter Kelly Padrick's music is dreamy, primarily keyboard-based. Stylistically, things go from pop to power-pop and from dance to ballads, her music featuring on the Fox Searchlight movie Trust The Man and the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives.


Lead single/video 'Piercing' phases in with its dream-like musical sequences and in-the-clouds kinda abstract feel, while follow up video release 'Tangled Forest' keeps the mood meaningful, peaceful and reflective in an almost lounge groove with occasional reminiscences to Bjork and Stevie Nicks, actually pretty damn close to the mark.


'Here I Am' is a well structured tune transcending and flowing beautifully and, for me, a similarity with Siobhan Donaghy's releases. 'While I Disappear' comes over as high flown transcendental elevator music almost, but still extremely soothing and chilled and, again, a delicious moving piece of creativity. As the album progresses it's fairly obvious this collection is more of a background listen than an on-your-decks-banging-it-out moment, as expressed on the hallucinatory 'This Time' and 'Believing Makes It So'.


Tunes like 'Au Contraire' probably transfix the gatherings that check her performances at coffee houses in Rhode Island; this is music so perfect for that particular setting. 'Beautiful Man' and, with the assistance of the acoustic guitar, the atmospheric, spirit-like 'So Long' continue her surreal form of musical originality, closing the opus with the imaginative, spectral title track, 'Soulmate'.


Now time to chill...


To pick up a copy of 'Soulmate' - CLICK HERE