Trysette - Here On In
Looking back on the 90's, the era of the gentle, sensitive yet mentally fierce female singer/songwriter vividly comes to mind. Musicians who might discuss quiet rage while (ok stereotypically and maybe only in my head) wearing black horn-rimmed glasses, nose rings and frilly dresses with combat boots. Listening to "Here On In" immediately reminds me of that decade. Trysette, an Australian singer/songwriter who will be touring in the U.S. soon, evokes this 90's coffeehouse Pandora channel style currently without being annoyingly quirky like "Friends" Phoebe Buffay of "Smelly Cat" parody fame. A hybrid of Carly Simon, Lisa Loeb, Cyndi Lauper and Sixpence None the Richer, I could have easily pictured her songs featured on the young adult dramas, "Felicity" or "Dawson's Creek" where the protagonist is walking by a lake or a city street in slow motion contemplating heartbreak or unrequited love.
Her voice throughout much of the album is like a soft breeze blowing softly on a summer beach night, where songs like "The Right Thing" and "But Hey" conjure that image as well. A little country steel guitar, pop lyrics and some Caribbean island flavor with guiro-sounding percussion, produce that interesting mix. Favorite tracks on the album include "Take A Seat" which made me want to pick up a tambourine and play along (sadly I didn't have one nearby), melancholy "Happy" describing the true devastation a person may experience after a break-up, pretending to be ok but really not. Poetic lyrics like "Your tears touch the corners of my aching heart" would resonate with someone whose inner teenager wrote poems or kept diaries, understandably drawing comparisons with the current expert on obtaining and losing the princess love fairytale, Taylor Swift. Trysette channels Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About" on "When I Hear You Sing", and her comforting voice makes the listener believe "everything's going to be alright from here on in".
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