The title track, September Sun, feels like a modern folk/pop song—it’s just a simple ballad with little polish other than some echo effect. But then the very next cut, Heavy Hangs the Crown, has strings and feels serious—and the acoustic strumming and slapping is powerful. These two songs introduce us to the album, and genre-wise they feel consistent: We’re in for something moody and moving, akin to Tracy Chapman. But then the third song hits, Lover’s Prayer, and we’re in the world of jazz. Then the fourth, Like a Leaf, and we’re foursquare in the world of pop.
It’s an ephemeral album by an artist with a fabulous voice and a great ear for lyrics. Good stuff. A few singles are below, followed by a couple covers she’s posted on Youtube.