The Performing Songwriter Magazine
by Neil Fagan
Last night in apartment D, I learned what I was made of - thats the declaration Laura Chandler makes in the song Apartment D. And if she never really says what it is exactly that shes made of, you know by the end of that first song that her music is made of crisp, shimmering pop and a honey-dipped voice that coats every word.
Chandler might be described as a folk-pop kinda gal but the band she surrounds herself with never comes close to sounding like wimpy, acoustic noodlers. Theres a lilting sax solo in the title track. Then theres the tremolo guitar of The Low Light that adds a chunky, retro feel to Chandlers jazzy melody. An acoustic guitar and piano move in near identical patterns in the quiet, lush, Letting Go.
Time and When I Fell have a slight Motown meets Memphis feel with their laid back grooves and organ fills. The album closes with Fall a subdued word sketch of an aging woman. Chandler has toured with Acoustic Alchemy in the past as well as with her own band. Keep your eyes and ears open. Shes definitely one to watch out for.