‘Pockets’ from Iona Lane - simply exquisite songs(September 25, 2017)
The disc starts to spin and a delicately fragile yet startling clear voice, softly combining with violin and guitar, takes you straight to the heart of these simple but exquisite songs, which means you’re listening to ‘Pockets’ by Iona Lane. This EP or perhaps more accurately a mini-album, offers six songs, five original contemporary folk and one traditional. And once again, reveals more of Iona’s talent as a musician and a songwriter.
The songs on ‘Pockets’ range through a variety of themes and messages - from a view of life as a board-game with the delightful ‘Weighted Dice’, through the keen observation of the transient life of the travelling musician within ‘Living Life out of Pockets’ to looking forward with uncertainty and longing, touched with anticipation in ‘The Leaving Song’, there’s also a fine rendition of ‘The Loch Tay Boat Song’.
Iona Lane is a young talent with clearly a long road to travel, hopefully those travels will one day result in a full-length album.
Review: Charlie Elland