Charlotte Martin is currently on the Chicks With Attitude tour, but the sentiment that pervades her debut album, "On Your Shore," is one of contemplation and darkness, with glimpses of light filtering

Charlotte Martin is currently on the Chicks With Attitude tour, but the sentiment that pervades her debut album, "On Your Shore," is one of contemplation and darkness, with glimpses of light filtering through. The confident and mature album showcases Martin's intricate piano playing, as well as her expressive voice. The classically trained singer/ pianist draws inevitable comparisons to Kate Bush and Tori Amos. That said, her songwriting and voice distance her from those two artists, while her often dark lyrics differentiate her from such contemporaries as Vanessa Carlton or Alicia Keys. Highlights include first single "Every Time It Rains," "Limits of Our Love" and a stark cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses."—BT

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