VanWyck – Carolina’s Anatomy
VanWyck, the moniker used by singer-songwriter Christine Oele, has a road-weary vocal that lends itself perfectly to a folk song, and these are some magnificent folk songs indeed! Carolina’s Anatomy (seen/heard here) is from VanWyck’s latest long-player, Molten Rock (December 2019), a collection of twelve deep, observant prose with playful melodies. Think of VanWyck’s creations as detailed views of the ordinary and the extraordinary alike that take you on a deeply personal journey.
VanWyck has been described as the female equivalent of Leonard Cohen, and I’ve got to say that there is a lot of truth to that. Her vocals are smokey and spare, not perfect, but perfect for these songs and stories. Don’t get the wrong idea, though, her vocals are very pretty in their own way. They are tuneful, but much like Cohen, there is no denying the lyric. Molten Rock is full of the kind of music that you will listen to once and may find yourself singing-at least the choruses-on subsequent listens.
You can find more information on VanWyck by heading up to her website. Molten Rock is her second full-length, preceded by An Average Woman in January 2018. She also has a couple of EP’s out there. Her music is available via her bandcamp.com link. You can pick up physical copies of Molten Rock and An Average Woman from the store link on her website.
Pick up some great folk music from a singer-songwriter who knows how to write lyrics that will keep you engaged!