In 2018, there aren’t many Celtic Folk artists around creating timeless sounds, so thank god for Cecilie and her anachronistic take on soundscapes.
If you’re a fan of The Corrs, Sheryl Crow, Enya, Clannad and Alanis Morrissette, you’re going to want to check out Cecilie’s resounding aural style. There certainly is a reason why you hear Celtic Folk artists described as bewitching, there is simply no other word that can encompass their evocative charm, and Cecilie is no different. Her vibrantly soaring vocals sit poignantly above the sonorously orchestrated instrumentals. The domination of the violin throughout Cecilie’s latest track The Spell allows the single to create a resoundingly spectacular cacophony of sound that is all too easy to get caught up within. The lyrics to The Spell are as you’d expect, they’re romantically inclined, there were parts where I feared the track would venture into a track that you’d hear unfold in a Disney princess movie. Yet the iconic Celtic riffs kept the track fresh, organic, and steeped in acoustic analogue complete with magnetic grooves and pulses of sound which create surreal melodies.
Review by Amelia Vandergast