Abra Moore

On the Way (Sarathan)

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Abra Moore

On the Way (Sarathan)

Here's one for list-lovers: Keep track of how often the words "wispy" and "lush" will be used in reference to Abra Moore's fifth album, On the Way. It's an introspective examination of the heart with the local singer-songwriter's voice and lovely, guileless pop style that conjure those words rightfully. Her light, breathy voice sounds as if it might be extinguished as easily as a candle's flame. On the Way is produced by Austin guitarist and Moore's longtime collaborator Mitch Watkins and floats as airily as an island breeze ("Into the Sunset," "Birthday Song"), thanks to accompanists Will Sexton and Ephraim Owens. It's gorgeous and seductive, but if Abra's cadabra on more songs was as wonderfully transcendent as "Sugarite," she'd be Grammy fodder as she was in 1997 with the excellent Strangest Places. As it is, the imminently radio-friendly "Sugarite" is a shoo-in for Grey's Anatomy.


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