Twenty-one year-old, Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald is a marvel with the use of words, both in her writing and vocal deliverance of the flowing melodies, beautifully displayed on this debut album. MacDonald uses folk-style storytelling with maturity far beyond her years to create a most unique track list and even rarer Celtic rock sound.
Did I mention that the tracks are unique? A few examples are “Poison Prince,” which creates visions of gypsies, crystal balls and tambourines, as well as the melodic “A Wish For Something More” that showcases MacDonald’s full vocal texture. The sentimental “The Road Home” is a great close to a brilliant collection.
This Is The Life is currently available.