Gretchen Phillips I Was Just Comforting Her

Gretchen Phillips I Was Just Comforting Her
Gretchen Phillips may be a music scene veteran, having hung around for a good 20 years or so, but this doesn't mean she's ready to sit back on her heels any time soon. In fact, her latest disc, I Was Just Comforting Her, is quite a change from her usual sound, heading into more eclectic, pop-oriented territory. As she describes it, the record is "a big, thick slab of humanism." Lyrically, I Was Just Comforting Her retains similar themes and emotions that distinguish this Texas Music Hall Of Fame inductee, such as a desire for empathy and human connection in a world plagued by alienation. "Red State/Blue State" combines modern rock and pop elements with waves of electronic overtones, while tracks like "Honey, I Feel So Good" are moments where Phillips can't help but pull out the ol' country twang. Sonically, the album is rich and diverse, an indication that Phillips will continue to inspire fans for another 20 years at least. (Seasick Sailor)