Audrey Auld 'Come Find Me' Reckless

The title track is a plea to seek out the real person that is Audrey Auld an individual and intense voice who conveys so much in her vocal perspicuousness. Auld has never failed to impress over the many albums and approaches she has taken with her music. The end results have always been true to her belief in her ability and to the people and places she loves. The later is the subject of the song written to her homeland as if it were a loved one. Tasmania is simple and effective with guitar and voice but her voice conveys so much melody and emotion that you are not aware of the simplicity of the setting. Another highlight delivered starkly is her song for Mary Gauthier Orphan Song which shows a lot of understanding for the pain and search that Gauthier has been through. That is key to Audrey Auld, she has an innate understanding for the feelings of others and for those in similar situations. One suspects that the song Forty would find much favour with many other ladies in of the same age if it were to gain some wider radio exposure. The production by multi-instrumentalist Mark Hallman is subtle, simple and satisfyingly direct. Though on occasion such as You Wish bristles with anger (and a rude word) that shows Auld is no easy target. Overall nature takes it course and she sings of the analogy of nature as a metaphor for family and friends and of the place where she now resides. On the other side of things is the jaunty twang of the realism of Nails -"Buy me some nails for my coffin, order the roses for my grave" - reflects the harder and darker side of living and aging. She also sings of racism and of personal pride and sacrifice in The Butterfly Effect that considers the journeys and humanity of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Bread and Roses is for the inmates of San Quentin and shows sympathy that many wouldn't necessarily feel for prison inmates. But that's Audrey Auld, open and opinionated but never in a harsh judgmental way. She does this in an affecting way with voice and guitar and a set of songs that say come find me.