Rumer, “Nashville Tears” (Cooking Vinyl)
The mix of Rumer’s crystalline voice and Hugh Prestwood’s songs ends in some breathtaking, deeply shifting music on “Nashville Tears,” the Pakistan-born, British singer’s interpretation of the Texas-born, New York-based songwriter’s catalog.
Prestwood tunes like “Onerous Rock Backside of Your Coronary heart” and “The Music Remembers When” have been hits (and others deserved to be) for a protracted record of stars, from Trisha Yearwood, Crystal Gayle and Randy Travis to Michael Johnson, Judy Collins and even Jimmy Buffett. Prestwood was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 2006.
Rumer’s abilities as an interpreter have a powerful monitor file and her earlier album was devoted to Burt Bacharach and Hal David tunes like “Stroll on By” and “The Look of Love.”
Her discovery of Prestwood materials began when album producer Fred Mollin despatched her “Oklahoma Stray,” such an achingly unhappy music a few cat that it’s assured to even break canine individuals’s hearts.
Additional explorations of the Prestwood songbook led to the buildup of treasures and the 15 on “Nashville Tears” make up a wonderful number of songs with, normally, grownup views and hard-earned classes.
From the long-faded recollections a tune can awaken on “The Music Remembers When” to selecting one’s ultimate earthly resting place on “Bristlecone Pine,” Prestwood’s excellence is matched by Rumer’s, whose voice wraps across the melodies like a pashmina scarf, drawing out the songs’ candy or painful feelings with equal talent.
Regardless of the album’s Nashville recording location and Prestwood’s nation music pedigree, Rumer’s variations are extra country-infused than downright nation, which may deliver the songs to wider audiences and weaken some prejudices.
It could be a disgrace to overlook out on a songwriter as nice as Prestwood simply because his work is normally present in a style some individuals keep away from.
In any case, ought to Rumer interpret the telephone ebook for you, lengthen the pleasure by asking her to sing the letters and digits within the names and numbers one after the other. And ensure the listings are for New York or Los Angeles, not Monowi, Nebraska, which has a inhabitants of 1.
By PABLO GORONDI