Kinnie Starr A Different Day

Kinnie Starr A Different Day
Calgarian singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr is back with her groove-oriented blend of lyrical acoustic rock for her fifth studio album, A Different Day. The 11-track record, which is dedicated to different incarnations of love, runs a realistic, revelatory and typically optimistic trajectory. From sing-song choruses on "High Heels," showcasing her affinity for the lyricality of hip-hop, to the graceful, melodic phrasing on "Open Wounds," A Different Day demonstrates Starr's ability to manipulate and mould her style while consistently showing off an immaculate singing voice and thoughtful, engaging songwriting. Perhaps it's the very nature of her effortlessly smooth timbre, but this is a sultry record that doesn't necessarily try to be so, as "Another's Gone" attests. This is evident in the very apparent tenderness the singer puts into each song; it's in the lyrics, the pluck of guitar strings, the omnipresent harmonies and the individual identity and attention Starr gives every track. (Universal)