Sunday, February 24, 2008
On Saint Bernadette's forthcoming EP, I Wanna Tell You Something, Meredith DiMenna starts where she left off - in the ballroom, for the first few verses of the opening song - but she doesn't keep us there for long. Before you can say "chanteuse," she blows a storm up through the pipes, channeling Ann Wilson and Grace Slick, and drags us squarely into the barroom. She accuses, pleads, despairs, and manipulates; she leaves us breathless.
Love is a Stranger follows the loud-quiet-loud formula, but it's a fresh variation, with harmonized whispers and expertly built tension in a study of anxiety and unease.
Saint Bernadette - Love Is A Stranger (mp3)
Download I Wanna Tell You Somethingfrom Amazon.