Sweeping The Ashes EP
Released: October 14, 2008
Record Label: Atlantic Records
I can’t stop listening to the latest release from Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder. Her voice is unique in today’s landscape of female vocalists. Wrought with emotion and power she seamlessly flips the switch between vulnerability and dominance. There’s an intangible quality to her voice that words do not do justice.
The songs are well thought out and purposefully restrained so that the dynamic vocals are unchained at the appropriate moments. With these recording, Ryder takes a natural evolutionary step from her folk rock roots and dives deeper in to the world of pop/indie rock.
While the songwriting is solid, it’s Ryder’s voice that carries Sweeping The Ashes and sets it apart. The title track is phenomenal, and the full-length album will be a killer.
- Sweeping The Ashes
- Little Bit Of Red
- Blown Like The Wind At Night