Alternative music reviews

December 8, 2008

Becky Jerams

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One More Step by Becky JeramsBecky Jerams is a young singer/songwriter from Portsmouth who is just starting out and trying to break into the music industry. She plays Pop and, as I have mentioned before, this is not my area of expertise. But I do know about voices and good songs. Her self-produced album is One More Step and it is a showcase for a young woman who has one of the best voices I have heard in a long time. Her delivery is crystal-clear and every vocal inflection is tuneful. Much of the album is bouncy and melodic and aimed at a much younger market than me – but it does sound like the sort of music that should be leading the young British female singer/songwriter movement with artists such as kate Nash.

When I heard the track The Lucky One I ended up, after a few consecutive listens, checking up on Janis Ian who was responsible for one of the saddest songs ever written, At Seventeen. I can’t give any higher compliment than that. It’s the feeling I get of total honesty in the lyrics (plus the beautiful sadness) that makes the connection for me. It’s a tear-jerker of the first order.

The Lucky One by Becky Jerams

The Lucky One by Becky Jerams (Clip)

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