Rise

Singer/songwriter Kim Richey's fourth album takes listeners on a sultry journey through personal contemplation amidst warm, expressive musical accompaniment.

Singer/songwriter Kim Richey's fourth album takes listeners on a sultry journey through personal contemplation amidst warm, expressive musical accompaniment. Album opener "Girl in a Car" sets the album's tone with its strong rhythm-guitar licks and lyrics about a woman fleeing from a relationship gone sour and finding comfort on the road. A travel theme is also found on "A Place Called Home," a poignant track that perfectly suits the tone of Richey's voice. The melodic "Without You" is evocative of a beachside scene and makes one long for a romantic vacation for two. The Arabic-sounding "No Judges" features a wonderful blend of musical instruments including bouzouki and washtub bass. First single "This Love" is a fine, upbeat testament to the glory of love. Also notable is the excellent duet with Pete Droge, "Electric Green."—JK