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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
Label: Curb Records
Think of a lullaby album and you're immediate impression is likely to range from 'sickly / twee' to 'not worth thinking about'. Time, then for the iconoclastic Blink, a collection that Tiffany Arbuckle-Lee (for she is Plumb) has dedicated to her youngest child, but which is still true to who she is as an artist.
Plumb's music has ranged from Evanescencism to more middle-of-the-road AOR, and she has won a strong reputation for song-writing. So how does this disc translate those qualities to writing lullabies?
The writing has a long-term edge: songs that the children will understand more as they grow, rather than appealing purely to their nursery instincts – and which will also connect deeply with any parent wanting to share these expressions of love. That said anyone who wants to meditate on God as their loving Father could love this disc.
These lyrics are all wrapped up snugly in strings, swelled guitar, a glitterball of twinkly piano, washes of shimmering programming and background gloopy noises that a lava lamp might make if it were an instrument - so it will also be great for anyone who just wants to enjoy a warm sound bubble bath.
But there is still power in these tracks. “In My Arms” is powerfully protective, as potent a song as she has written:
Castles they may crumble,