New Video and Local Album Review From Jill Hartmann
Things I Want To Remember (Forward Motion)
With a voice as pliable as molasses, Jill Hartmann coos with a subdued sensuality that makes even her most unadorned offerings sound daringly seductive. The album finds her veering from playful to plaintive, wrapping the arrangements in a shimmering sheen of dreamy harmonies and drifting tempos.
As befits its title, Things I Want To Remember comes across as both effortless and expressive, a languid collection of soothing lullabies that are occasionally spunky ("Reciprocate") and always alluring ("The Shepherd," "This Love").
Granted, Hartmann demands a closer listen, given her inward gaze and low-lit expressions of desire. Regardless, it's the sheer, beguiling beauty of songs like "Northern Bird" and "Love Machine" that makes Things I Want To Remember nothing less than unforgettable.
Check out the new video for Hartmann's song "The Shepherd" below, which she herself also animated.