"With a certain raspy-innocence to her vocals, Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala warms our Monday afternoon with the song Bluebird off of her solo EP Drawing Trees!
Recorded live at Jive Mother Studios, Zappala's latest release strikes deep into a vein of delicious trills & powerful guitar riffs. Combining elements of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, and Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five, Bluebird unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing. Zappala's acoustic-jazz goes incredibly well with her vocals; one of the main elements to her music that attracted us in the first place.
"She’ll suck you in and spit you out with goose bumps on your skin. It’s a sound that makes its way around the room, pools at your toes, and makes itself at home in your ears."
From the five-track EP released back in October 2014, Bluebird jumps from one octave to the next; leading us through the intense gypsy-folk melodies that at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into throaty, growling chest tone. Currently recording with her band Terrapin, Zappala has a sound that should carry its way into your day & release you from the shackles of that Monday blues!"
Review thanks to the Beatforest Music Blog