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Rachael Ransom - Sixty Seven Ten

Updated: May 13

The artwork for the Sixty Seven Ten, the debut album from Vancouver singer-songwriter Rachael Ransom.

Vancouver-based folk-pop singer-songwriter Rachael Ransom's debut album, Sixty Seven Ten, is a heartfelt and introspective journey into the depths of her soul. Each track is a glimpse into her life, offering listeners a chance to connect with her on a deeply personal level. From the opening notes of "Ballad Queen" to the closing chords of "Best is Yet to Come," Rachael's storytelling prowess shines through, painting vivid pictures with her words and melodies.

Ransom's ten-track debut album kicks off with "Ballad Queen," a poignant reflection on Rachael's tendency to write somber melodies despite her naturally happy disposition. The song is a testament to her love of words and their ability to convey deep emotions. Rachael's vocals soar over the gentle acoustic guitar and a light drum track, drawing listeners in with her raw and honest lyrics.

As the album progresses, Rachael delves into more intimate and introspective themes. "Fly" is a soulful full-band ballad -alongside a full wind instrument orchestra- that speaks to the universal desire for freedom and self-discovery. Rachael's voice is rich with emotion, conveying a sense of longing and hopefulness that is both haunting and beautiful.

"Red" is a powerful standout track that tackles the topic of living with a disability. Rachael's lyrics are poignant and heartfelt, capturing the frustration and resilience that come with facing life's many challenges. The song's melody is simple yet powerful, serving as a poignant reminder of the strength found in vulnerability.

"Misty Morning (Bassa's Song)" and "Between Two Stars" are ethereal and atmospheric, showcasing Rachael's ability to create lush sonic landscapes. The haunting melodies and introspective lyrics create a sense of intimacy, inviting listeners to join her on a journey of self-discovery.

The two tracks "Bug" and "Umbrellas In The Rain" are more playful and whimsical than the last two tracks, offering a lighthearted contrast to the album's most introspective moments. Rachael's clever wordplay and catchy melodies make these tracks instant favourites, adding a touch of levity to the album's overall tone.

The title track, "Sixty Seven Ten," is a powerful anthem that serves as the album's centrepiece. The song is a celebration of life's journey, with Rachael's soaring vocals and her heartfelt, introspective lyrics. The album's closing number, "Best Yet To Come" is another uplifting song, serving as a constant reminder that the best is still yet to come. It's a fitting conclusion to an album that is as much a testament to Rachael's resilience as it is a showcase of her musical talents.

In conclusion, Sixty Seven Ten is a stunning debut record from Rachael Ransom. Her ability to craft intimate and introspective songs that resonate with listeners is truly remarkable. With its heartfelt lyrics, lush melodies, and soulful vocals, Sixty Seven Ten is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates honest and heartfelt music. Rachael Ransom is a talent to watch, and Sixty Seven Ten is just the beginning of what promises to be a brilliant career.


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