TRACK REVIEW: Jen Stevens – Neptune’s Daughter | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Bereavement has always provided a deep and rich well of expression throughout the history of art, and Neptune’s Daughter is no exception. Much like her powerful recent release She Sleeps, Jen Stevens has translated the pain felt by loss into compelling works of emotional depth.

There is a constant undertow of optimism and acceptance in the powerful and rich imagery that the South Shields-based singer/songwriter paints, immediately calling to mind Kate Bush in her buoyant command of melody and harmony, and in the sheer versatility of the arrangement, which never stays in the same place for too long, mirroring the depth and urgency of the lyrics. All in all, it’s a profound and compelling masterpiece of song.

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