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Susz, Hillary / Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall), The
Album:Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall), The Collection:General
Artist:Susz, Hillary Added:05/2018
Label:Self Release 

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Add Date:2018-06-07 Pull Date:2018-08-09 
Week Ending:5 Aug22 Jul15 Jul1 Jul17 Jun10 Jun

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-05-23 

Hillary Susz is an independent songwriter and guitarist based in Boulder, CO. I didn’t care for her singing voice on my first listen, but by my third this album had really grown on me. The strength of these songs is in the evocative, image laden, and emotional lyrics (mostly about quirky or difficult lesbian love affairs).

FCC issues in tracks 6 & 7

1 * Slow. Gentle guitar to start, then synth, strings. A pretty, graceful song. Lyrics describe toxic but obsessive relationship. (5:12)
2 Sounds of water splashing on a shore and a train (steam & clanging bell) passing. (0:48)
3 *** Very slow. Gorgeous, moving love song. Quite spare, focused on the lyric. (3:20)
4 * Slow, then faster. Shifts gears. Ballad of an unusual third-wheel girlfriend. (6:43)
5 Slow, then faster. Solo acoustic guitar & vox folksong first half. Rock band second half. Describes her reactions to (apparently) a break-up letter from a lover. (4:26)
6 (FCC: “WTF”) Slow, then mid. More of that break up. Dark, bleak, but powerful. (3:03)
7 (FCC: “MF”) Mid-fast. Hilarious put-down of an egotistical (male) player. (3:56)
8 More train sounds, this time with the whistle and the breaks, but without water. (1:15)
9 ** Mid-slow. Emotional title track about unrequited desire. Deep, low voice. (5:48)
10 ** Very slow. Astonishing, passionate lyrics full of symbols & imagery. Perhaps this relationship goes 2 ways, maybe not; it’s hard to tell. Somber strings. (6:10)
11 VERY slow. Sparse. Tragic, heartbroken; too much so unless you’re in the mood. (4:31)

Track Listing
1.Pollution 6.The Letter, Part 2
2.Train Song 7.Swanky Freak
3.Dead Stars 8.Train Song (Continued)
4.Sad Girls 9.The Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall)
5.The Letter, Part 1 10.Make Me Make You