Jill Zmud – as we quietly drive by (Review)

Jill Zmud might be those hidden gems in the Ottawa Folk Pop Music Scene. In under just a year she has played at Westfest, opened up for Danny Michel, Kyrie Kristmanson and becoming a local favorite when she plays at the Black Sheep Inn.
When she had her CD Release show at the Black Sheep Inn, was very surprised with the turnout.
In just one year, she finally releases her debut album called “as we quietly drive by”.
Its eleven tracks mix of acoustic folk, pop, piano and a experimental album.

When she sings it is like she is revealing to the whole world to her soul to what she is conveying.
She is not just a folk singer, she can sing other ranges of style.
In the song Shark which sounds very experimental which reminds me of a Bjork track.
While you have a folk-pop ballad in Gold which I think is the standout track in the album.
Catchy folk pop sing along tunes in Late To Bloom and Water in the Wine.
While Precipine and Pilot Light sounds reminiscent of a mix of Fiona Apple, Cat Power and Tori Amos.
With Dave Draves being the mastermind of this album.
This is an album you should definitely check out.

Best tracks:

  • Gold
  • Shark
  • Reconcile
  • Late To Bloom
  • East of the Line (Jim Bryson does vocals and electric guitar)
  • Wish
  • Precipice
  • Pilot Light
  • By Your Side

If I rate this:
/10 Camera flashes!

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