time is how you
spend your love
The delightful confection that is Paisley Jura’s sophomore effort may appear to be sugar and spice and everything nice, but it’s clearly a work of uncompromising artistic vision and confident sophistication. Folk and classical sensibilities conspire with cabaret pop and R&B aesthetics, yielding songs that progress and evolve as they spiral in and out of genres. With every number, Jura draws from her musical palette, including her classical training, with a brilliant sleight of hand, wrapping the tracks in an aura of effortless ease, as if to suggest that it comes as naturally to the songstress as breathing. Thankfully, acclaimed producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics, Spirit of the West) keeps the record from sounding overly polished, maintaining that untouched, pristine quality that makes her music sweet and dainty on the surface yet bold and robust at its core. (Independent)
Musically and artistically, Paisley Jura finds herself in a place that’s wonderfully, uncompromisingly without walls or boundaries. The perfect her can be heard on Jura’s consuming sophomore release, Time Is How You Spend Your Love, a 13-song collection that should raise the vocalist and double bassist into conversations alongside such lofty, like-minded artists as Jane Siberry and the late, lamented Lhasa.
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