Megan Hamilton – See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard – Familiar Music
Released in early April, See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard, is Megan Hamilton’s third full length CD, her first recorded in a professional studio. With two CD’s in 2006 and 2007, Megan has picked up a lot of acclaim throughout eastern Canada and she even ventured as far south as Alabama, Kentucky and Texas.
SYMBITS combines a unique mix of country, rockabilly and folk. The third track “Cat Tail Legs” provides you with a driving beat and Megan’s vocals soar going into the chorus. It’s a fun song that bounces along at a comfortable pace, throwing in a guitar solo, which one would think to be uncommon for this kind of song. But it fits well and there are a few more that pop up on the CD.
Megan has a voice that’s hard to compare to anyone else. She is reminiscent of Adele, with a little bit of Sara Barielles and Sarah Slean. It has a bit of a haunting quality to it, and part of it has to do with the mixing and harmonies. “Wherever You Are” is a good example of how producer Mark Vogelsang captures these harmonies.
The best song, strictly for lyrical content, is probably “I ❤ Computers,” with such lyrics like “My floppy disk appreciates your hard drive.” Oh the innuendos.
Megan Hamilton isn’t afraid to be a little dissonant and stretch some boundaries.
See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard is a rather laid-back record that would be suitable for background music during dinner or a late night. If you love the female solo vocalists, you might want to check out Megan.