“I know that you’re falling, you’re falling” sings Penny Bridges on “Gratitude”. Her wonderfully unique vocal style and pronunciation winding its way around each word like candy floss twirled on a stick. We know she isn’t singing about us here, we know that the context of the lyric isn’t about how we feel about her music, but it could be as fall we have, hard.
It’s only been a month or so since we first featured the 21 year old midlands based singer but she’s already becoming a firm favourite. Since then she’s gained more, well deserved, recognition for her stop you in your tracks sound and “Gratitude” is another beautiful, emotive record.
Exquisitely layered and arranged, it is subtly cinematic and powerful. It builds delicately, an undercurrent of the dramatic bubbles within, never quite boiling over but simmering with intent. Guitar lines melt into stark, almost harsh beats that are juxtaposed with the warmth of the vocal.Thomas Mellor’s production is deft and intricate while Penny’s words are emotive and evocative and goodness, that voice is just divine.
It’s goosebump inducing and wonderful. We’ve fallen in love with the sound of Penny Bridges, take our word for it, we won’t be the last.