Singer/songwriter Jessica Heine’s dynamic voice shakes rooms. Yet on her third album, Goodbye Party, her power is tampered by loss. With new fragility, she opens up about her personal grief, threading gossamer cords between her painful divorce, the untimely death of her nephew, the loss of her grandmother and the regrowth born in the aftermath of these losses.
Amongst the songs, dreams are celebrated and mourned. Dreams of the future float away and new dreams surface in their place.
Her own guitar work is primarily supported by a full band consisting of piano, mandolin, bass and drums and on the title track, “Goodbye Party,” textured backing vocals offer a hand to their sinking friend.
Heine’s voice may not quake the room in Goodbye Party, but she harnesses powers that shake the soul much deeper. You’re left seeing the buds of new life poking through the ashes scattered on the ground, knowing that they, like these songs, will bloom beautifully.
Produced by Peter Stone of 100 mile house.
1. Captain My Captain (3:48)
2. Aspartame (3:00)
3. Figure It Out (3:06)
4. I Wasn’t Here (3:35)
5. Easy to Please (2:35)
6. Goodbye Party (4:43)
7. Be Gentle with My Heart (2:00)
8. Could Have Loved You Better (4:01)
9. When You Loved Me (4:58)
10. To the Moon with You Alice (4:56)