The actress has released a very soulful and charming collection of folk songs that suit her voice well.
To those who have heard her singing in the BBC series Poldark, it is perhaps not a surprise that Eleanor Tomlinson has released this collection of beautiful folk songs that captures the lovely wistfulness of her vocals well.
From tracks such as ‘Homeward Bound’ to ‘Tapestry’, Tomlinson’s vocals have a wonderful softness and poetic quality to them that genuinely soothes the soul. The selection of tracks on the album suggests she knows exactly (if she continues down the music path) which direction she wants to focus her music on.
Many of the songs sound natural and unforced, with only the occasional note that feels slightly strained, pushing the singer’s voice to its limit. But this doesn’t really distract from the beauty of the songs as a whole – with ‘I Can’t Make You love Me’ and ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ being particular highlights on the album.
Musically, the arrangements are haunting and allow for Tomlinson’s voice to ring through with perfect clarity as heard on ‘ The Spinning Wheel’ which has a touch of playfulness about it that is pleasurable to hear.
Of course, some might find the album as a whole slightly tentative and lacking in confidence, not designed to make a huge impact – but as a way of testing the waters, this is a lovely way to start.
By Emma Clarendon
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