[Review] Doolittle should do a bit more

[Review] Doolittle should do a bit more

The second album in her slowly rising career, In Your Hands is British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle's attempt to show off her vocals.

The 25-year-old received much attention when she released her debut EP in 2009, so hopes were high for her sophomore album.

Lead single Big When I Was Little is a happy track with thumping beats and a carnival groove. This sort of vibe is echoed in several other catchy pop tracks, such as Waste of Time, Hush and Walking on Water.

The highlight is definitely No Man Can, an offbeat, yet equally easy-to-listen-to track. It is also the only song in which Doolittle's voice merges seamlessly with the music - the others seem written solely to display her voice.

In Your Hands is a nice enough album, but it doesn't shine, mainly because Doolittle's vocals just don't match up to other female soloists of the moment, such as Adele and Jessie J.

But it's far from bad, and if the album had had a bit more variety, it could have been great.

 

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Doolittle should do a bit more
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