“These ’70s-style soul-pop songs glow, 8/10.”
“’Been Around’ has heart, soul, a voice and tunes to die for.” 4 star review
“It’s a song about death you can dance to!”
A Girl Called Eddy, the name that singer Erin Moran records and performs under, shares a video for “Jody,” a song off her first album in 15 years, Been Around via Elefant Records. “It’s a song about death you can dance to!” shares Moran.
Been Around, is Erin Moran aka A Girl Called Eddy’s first album in over 15 years. The album was released on January 15th. “Girl, where you been?” asks a voice at the very beginning of the title track. All things considered, it’s a fair question. Fourteen years have passed since her self-titled debut, produced by Richard Hawley, became something of a cult favorite with her voice and song-writing talent winning fulsome praise and not-hyperbolic comparisons to Karen Carpenter and Carole King. Been Around, the opening title song, welcomes us back with exquisite arrangements and a return to the revelation that is THAT voice.
Still spoken of with reverence by those who like their melancholy served straight up with no ironic chasers, that album emerged to low-key fanfare but proved a slow-burning sleeper hit and received plaudits from a host of artists including Burt Bacharach, Chrissie Hynde, Jane Birkin, Ron Sexsmith, Robert Smith and Tracey Thorn. Lush with stories of love, loss and longing, the only thing it lacked was a follow-up.
Mystery is a many-splendored thing in the age of too much information, and Eddy has certainly kept us guessing and left us wanting more. About as prolific as The Blue Nile, and equally perfectionist, she disappeared, procrastinated, did a world of other things then found herself writing again at home in New York’s West Village. The songs were eventually recorded in Nashville as well as New York and London – where she now lives. Daniel Tashian, producer of Kacey Musgraves’ Grammy winning album Golden Hour, co-produced.
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