Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album ‘Pieces’. Released four years after her solo debut, ‘Wide-Eyed Crossing’, the nine songs that comprise ‘Pieces’ confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist in her own right and is building up something really special and intimate with her audiences.
The bedrock of Michele’s writing is a reliance on rock-solid melodies that always stop short of outstaying their welcome. Keen to ensure that the tunes earned their place on the record, Michele wrote most of the songs on ‘Pieces’ away from her guitar – only setting them to chord sequences when they refused to leave her head.
"Steeped in languid melancholy... [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Judie Sill... Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch... 'Pieces' may just be the most impressive record she's ever made" 8/10 - Uncut
"…instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction that reflects the experiences that inform her words… Stodart’s album is a thing of perfection" Folk Radio UK
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