Play 90 second soundbite of 'Nashville' @ 'CD quality'
Wadge shows once again that she's not just yer average singer/songwriter; 'Bump' is rammed with sentiment and soul that just about anyone could relate to even though 'Bump' is possibly the most personal Wadge album to date - what Amy Wadge gives you here is pretty much as you'd experience things yourself cuz there's a real feeling of truth about every track (except her quite unique version of 'Don't Leave Me This Way'!) here and Wadge's gutsy but empathetic delivery only adds depth and believability to things!
Amy Wadge wrote the bulk of the songs here during her recent pregnancy and the album was recorded in just two days when she was eight months 'bumped'. Her instinctive and probably maternally prudent decision to record this work in a very short timescale has resulted in a beautifully rounded sound that's never over-produced or too cluttered. Vocally Wadge is as tight as she's ever been; able to emote when close to tears or belting it out with true grit and ballsy attitude. 'Bump' may surprise a few people for it's low-key feel but I can't help but feel that this shows more of the real Amy Wadge than her last album,'No Sudden Moves' did. 'Bump' is very much the real deal and Amy Wadge's gamble with honest musical reality versus spruced-up studio trickery has paid off - 'Bump' may not come screamin' out at you on first play but it sure gets under yer skin and quickly becomes pretty unputdownable.
'Bump' by Amy Wadge is a beautifully conceived work which benefits greatly from its relatively short studio time gestation period. Amy Wadge once again weaves her musical magic with 'Bump' - it's a stunning album from a very talented and wonderfully 'real' artist.
Born towards the end of January 2008, daughter Mali should grow up to be proud of the part she, unwittingly, played in the making of this brilliant album.