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free music friday: heather greene
November 6, 2009, 12:17 pm
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fmf_heathergreeneHeather Greene
‘Moon Hangs Fire’

Much has been made of Heather Greene’s other role as a US Ambassador for whiskey giants Glenfiddich, making her one of the world’s only female Scotch whiskey experts, but her music is far removed from the usual cliché of a gravel-voiced soak tearing up a saloon bar with all the delicacy of a Texas tornado. Her latest album Sweet Otherwise follows on from where 2005’s Five Dollar Dress left off, building on that album’s palette of sounds, occasionally venturing into poppier material and utilising subtle electronica, but never really abandoning the moody, smooth and mellow ambience she is so good at. ‘Moon Hangs Fire’ is an unshowy, sophisticated piano ballad with a country lilt and judicious use of glockenspiel. The opening line “I have to admit / I like heartache” is expertly sighed out as if she’d been instructed by Lori Carson, setting the scene for the remaining, contemplative four minutes. Indeed, the whole song could be an extract from Carson’s 2001 album House In The Weeds, but that’s no bad thing at all. Few people can do lonesome lullabies quite as well, but Heather Greene is up there with the best. Gorgeous. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Heather Greene, ‘Moon Hangs Fire’

BONUS MP3: Heather Greene, ‘Why Don’t You Say Yes’

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