• Chris Farlie

Halle Kearns - Shoes To Fill


One of the brighter things to come out of this unusual summer has been the emergence of Halle Kearns who has managed to liven things up with a couple of bright and breezy tunes to see us through. First up was "Pick Me Up" the delightful celebration of the weekend mainly developed around an acoustic guitar riff into a perfect pop song, this was followed by "I Drink Whiskey", which continued the basic acoustic sound and developed it a little further - no standing still for Halle.


The new song "Shoes To Fill" is a complete change and is destined to show there are many facets to Halle as a performer. For a start it is a piano ballad, so immediately the focus is going to be on those vocals, which show that there is a lot more depth to her singing than she has had to show so far on her more poppier singles.


The subject matter for this ballad is something of a country tradition of recent years, the Daddy song. It is something of a delicate divide to travel, as too mawkish and sugar coated can come across slightly annoying and to searingly honest can become a bit of a tearjerker and it seems that Halle has found the perfect pitch in the middle with this song.


Halle's songs so far have always had a tiny fragments of her life interspersed within them and this seems no different as she plucks out little childhood vignettes of falling off a bike and crashing a car at 16 and her fathers reaction to them, which it must be said is remarkably chilled. This then forms the basis of her expectations in a man, as she puts it, her Dad has been "Setting the bar for the man that gets to have my heart". It all goes to make a heartfelt song that has just the right authentic feel to it that should resonate well with her fans.


The childhood reminiscences are balanced out by details of a failed 2 year relationship with someone who failed to make the grade despite his protestations of having "never felt more in love", a liaison that Halle later admits "Deep down I knew how it would end". Fulfilling its role as both a tribute to her Dad and a guide for any prospective suitor who wants to get Halle to the point where she is ready "to give up my last name" - "Shoes To Fill" is a success on both levels.


Shoes To Fill is available to Pre Order and is released on October 23rd









Get these articles in your inbox

 

If you enjoyed this article, make sure you sign up to email updates - never miss a review, we will send them straight to your inbox

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
cropped-about-us-dayglow_logo-new-1600x5
leeoskarlogowhite.png
llmlogowhite.png
taste of country logo.png
sky new logo.png
algoriddumlogowhite.png
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
w21Music.com is part of the w21Media Group

Country Music News, Country Music Promoter, Country Music Blog w21music