Suzanne de Bussac

The Valley Of Baca

BY Matt MernaghPublished Mar 1, 2000

Anyone who can appreciate the fine art of songwriting accompanied by fleeting moments of Kate Bush brilliance should become intimate with Suzanne de Bussac. Here, she reveals her soul for all to witness, not hiding from her spiritual confusion on "Are You Listening" or wanting to transform butterfly-like on "Baby Wants To Be Somebody New." While this intimacy has been done before, notably by Kate Bush and Tori Amos, it sounds fresh in this time of the angst-ridden female rocker. Musically, the band supporting her are gifted musicians who perform a jazzy blues sound with the same passion de Bussac has. Ultimately, that fervour is injected into The Valley Of Baca and the listener can't help but get caught up in it.

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