Twenty-two year old Los Angeles native, Lily Kershaw released her debut album Midnight in the Garden September 2013 after releasing two tracks “Ashes Like Snow” and “As It Seems.” Kershaw blends indie vocals as she reveals her heart and soul to her listeners in a poetic sort of justice that cannot be spoken.
Each track collides into the next as Kershaw seamlessly ties them all together to make a beautiful album. Warm, yet so cool, Kershaw’s lyrics work their way right to the soul as anyone can find themselves relating to her words. Most tracks have a slower soulful tempo like “Like the Sun” and “Promised Land.” However with a more fun beat, and totally witty, “We All Grow Up” hits home to those of us who thought “we were bad/when really we were good” to realize we do all grow up sending a surge of familiarity through us all. Kershaw also includes her two singles on her debut album, and they of course do not disappoint as they perfectly blend with her album showing her authenticity.
Kershaw has an Ingrid Michaelson feel, as her lyrics are fun, and extremely expressive toward whatever mood she may be feeling, typically about a guy situation in her life. “Tokyo” shows the Michaelson vibe as Kershaw sings out her “you-ou-ou’s” in a playful manner.
Overall Kershaw’s album is a worth a listen. You’ll be swaying to her beat and getting that soulful voice stuck in your head along with her beautiful folk-like guitar playing
Reviewed by Taylor Hughes