Album review

Kirsty McGee - Honeysuckle

There's a physicality to her descriptions of deep desire and romance—licking faces, looking at hair, feeling bones through skin—that sets McGee apart from more feyly folky singer-songwriters. A strong, unfussy voice, confident, careful arrangements and an earthy affinity for barroom abandon and bad-to-know boys also keep her just the right side of sappiness, and make her one to watch.

Rating: 3 / 10


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