Driving with a classic acoustic folk aura, Diane Patterson blends a hint of blues with a traditional, poetic manner of story-telling for the pure and rhythmically engaging Somewhere There’s A Song Still Singing.
Stylistically tipping its hat to the work of Ani DiFranco, with a hint of Alanis during the middle-8 – a welcomed changed in mood – the single offers musical simplicity and conceptual complexity in unison.
There’s a soulful undertone to the delivery, this in-the-moment kind of solo performance connects for its deeply human air of realness. Diane’s voice too has a certain depth for the most part, but occasionally leans into higher, softer plains to reinforce changing moments within the song.
While the melody is almost second to the performance and the artistic whole, in terms of being memorable, the song makes for a strong introduction to an intriguing artist. There’s a level of subtle confidence and professionalism to a piece like this, which seems promising in terms of future releases and live shows. I look forward to hearing more.