Amy Speace is our latest musical addiction and her latest album “The Killer In Me” is a habit-forming combination of eloquent songwriting and Amy’s passionate voice.
The New York-based artist started her career in theater, making the jump to music first as half of Edith O. Speace and later set out on her own with the independently-released Fable.
Within the record are a dozen songs of love, loss and redemption most of which were written in a secluded cabin in the Catskills.
Would I Lie is a Johnny Cash-inspired, rowdy, rockabilly number with an energetic bass line and vocals reminiscent of Wanda Jackson.
The late-night, honky-tonk melody of I Met My Love is accentuated by an overdose of twang.
And with its catchy, yet honest hook, Better is the perfect alternative listening option for anyone who has ever been tempted by Top-40 country radio.
Still, there’s more to the record than upbeat country songs. Both Haven’t Learned A Thing and The Killer In Me are filled with introspection. And Piece by Piece is a beautiful, reassuring number that closes the album along with the bonus track Weight of the World.