'borderland' is the debut extended player from chicago singer/songwriter and pianist sarah eide. she has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock'n'roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah's ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious.
her lyrics are intricate too, they get wordy to the point of breathlessness in some faster paced moments, and are deeply personal, speaking to the struggle of existence on the...borderland between youth and adulthood. these songs remind me of the classic piano driven pop/rock/AOR of the 70's.
get it here, download or CD.