Review from HyPursuit.com
Posted by Saraphine on 26 Nov 2014
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Years back I saw Sarah McLachlan perform live, and was mesmerized by the thought behind the lines “Your love is like Ice Cream”. Ever since then I have looked forward to and given much larger doses of attention to woman artists all over the globe, and all of the lyrical endeavors they have been able to create. As I settled in to listen to Amy Kress, I thought about warm acoustics, and the attention to craft needed to create emotion and stage presence. The approaching holiday was eminent as lights were up around my city and everyone scurrying around me had thoughts of security and loved ones on their minds. The beginning lyrics of “I am numb, and I am waiting for your love to find me” rang true as many numb souls frantically rushed around my spot in the metropolis to find their place in the changing landscape.
When the distorted guitar hits here, it sounds like Foo Fighters or vintage Nada Surf, fat and stubby, with high attention given to post production-EQ. I hear a lot of Avril influence here, and the backing vocals are of the uber contemporary genre. This works here for Amy in many ways, a survivor of sorts who is starting to play gigs on the Mile High City’s Scene. With some chops that are a little more geared to the Pepsi Center than the small club scene, mainstream influence here will probably drive Amy far, generating interest for listeners to less folksy roots and more widespread fan appeal. Stripped down sensations have been cultivating the club scene for awhile now, with a raw feel and up close and personal vibe. The artists that go after true big stage flair and essence will always hold down the big top with style, and that’s obviously what Amy intends to accomplish.