As far as heralded artists in the Scottish scene go, Anna Sweeney ranks high in that regard. Hailing from Ayr, she has had a fair amount of promotion behind her and received plenty of notice far and wide, all building towards the upcoming release of her debut album – Game Face.
The record starts off in stylish fashion with Jealous, which is bright and fixating as it rides off an irresistible beat. Seventeen tells the story of a not-so-tight romance, with the writing being the fundamental element here.
Anna’s harmonies are particularly gracious in You Knew It. Meanwhile, Wind And Fire is a sleek number; likewise with the lyrically great Encore. After that is Caught In The Rain, another track with a hooking melody.
She recaptures the energy of the opener with Heartbreaker’s Daughter, where the intertwining piano-based verses power into dazzling choruses, before wrapping up with the excellent and elating Fix.
Anna Sweeney does well to shine in her first full-length release, which starts off amazingly and ends on a similar high. It doesn’t always gel in parts throughout the middle, but there’s still enough positives to be had.
Overall, this is a worthy effort, and we are keen to hear more sooner than later.
“GAME FACE” IS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 3RD MARCH