Singing under the name A Fine Frenzy, Alison Sudol blends her soulful vocals with a twinge of eclectic indie pop. This, her debut album, is a walk through a dizzying array of arrangements.

Sudol’s influence from fantasy writers like Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis, coupled with her love for classical and swing music and her fascination with all things ’50s, are quite evident in her music.

As you listen to the stories in her music, it’s as if you’re running through a maze (“Rangers”). At the same time, there’s a bit of melancholy on Sea. On “Almost Lover,” she laments about spending time with a love that unfortunately wasn’t meant to be.

Sudol is one with great promise, currently on tour with Rufus Wainwright. If you’re a fan of singer-songwriters, you owe it to yourself to check her out.

Grade: B

One Cell in the Sea is currently available.