September 15, 2009
Megan Hamilton’s third release See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard is another indication of this brilliant musician’s transition from songwriter into true performer. The smooth indie folk pop captures a new level of strength and professionalism on this release, pushing her more into the direction of stardom. Its nautical theme is beautifully sifted through tranquil tracks capturing the sonics of ships lost at sea.
The pain-staking process has lead to an album where ambience bleeds through tracks about lost lovers, life and transition in a fashion that is as eerily romantic as it is soft and melancholic. Tracks like “We All Love You” and “Wherever You Are” encapsulate this pending sadness with pianos and glimmers of hope, while other tracks like “Figure It Out” and “From Here to Vancouver” are bolder and louder, capturing a different kind of energy and poetry.
This country is known for its ability to produce brilliant female musicians, and sooner than later I’m sure Megan Hamilton will join the ranks for her Fiest-like female empowerment, her Sarah McLachlan-like songwriting capabilities and her Avril Lavigne-like ambition. I could listen to this album for hours.
TTTT1/2 (out of 5)
For more information on Megan Hamilton visit www.myspace.com/meganhamilton.