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|Written by Dahlia Liwsze|
|Saturday, 01 May 2010 00:00|
Vancouver singer/songwriter Laurell is on the road promoting her fourth album, Can't Stop Falling, after performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
"I Lied" is about falling in love unexpectedly with a friend and displays Laurell's soft vocals. The upbeat "In The Air" is about summertime romance, while "The Letter" is about the aftermath of ended relationships.
"It's Dark Out" and "Liverpool" deal with intense issues such as a daughter's struggle with her father's diagnosis of bipolar disorder and grandparents living in Liverpool through the Depression. These songs are the best on the album because of their lyrics ("So this is where I come from where the dirtiest teeth and the blackest of streets add to Liverpool grey") and subject matter.
Although Can't Stop Falling has its moments, it best serves as a loud listen during a summertime drive. Laurell may be "trying to follow the example" of some of Canada's leading songstresses, but she is no Sarah McLachlan.