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Lily Lambert - Moving On

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Lily Lambert's not the kind of woman that hides the truth in hopes of sparing another's feelings. With the songs that fill out Moving On, this part-Irish/part-Welsh singer/songwriter tells it like it is, as they used to say, and just lets the chips fall where they may.

Songs like "I Forgive You" and "Thank You," come off like one-sided conversations where - as in the case of "I Forgive You" - relationship decisions must be made - and right away. And Lambert's a woman that knows how, lyrically speaking, to get straight to the point.

Musically, Moving On is just as simply and straight to the point, as are its lyrics. Whether the accompaniment is piano or guitar, the musical beds supporting Lambert's sentiments consistently feature very little instrumental filigree: Just what's absolutely necessary to move the song from Point A to Point B, and no less.

Lambert the vocalist, mirroring the instrumentation, sings in a sort of conversational style. She doesn't hold notes for effect, nor does she engage in unproductive melisma. However, her cute accent shows through on many of these tracks.

Although a lot of these songs concern love and romance, one called "Change" speaks to social issues in a wish for "change for the better/A little love to build a bridge." And when someone like Lambert calls for positive change, she's not mincing her words. As with relationship issues, whenever Lambert speaks, she means business.

Lily Lambert - Moving On
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