Thomas is a performer that has been tirelessly doing their work for over a decade. On With Love, eir newest album, Thomas is able to reinvent eirself and keep the following 10 tracks as fresh as possible. This is done by sticking one of the disc’s most memorable tracks, Where Was I, up front and center on the release. By sticking a hook into listeners, Thomas is able to take bold new directions with eir career with the remaining tracks.
Over the Moon is a track that has Thomas interacting with the instrumentation in such a way to make two components that much stronger. It is the use of this interplay that represents a common thread through With Love, and is one that works well with the nuanced arrangements that Thomas presents listeners. Two Worlds Collide firmly kicks listeners in the rear with a decidedly honest and refreshing take on the love song, all while couched in the inimitable style of Thomas.
Back to Being Friends seems like a postscript to this song, establishing an in-disc narrative that will keep with listeners until the end (Sometimes Love). Where a great many artists tend to put their weaker efforts on the later registers of their albums, I believe that Thomas is able to keep things strong throughout. With Love marks a solid second decade in the music business for Thomas, and the collection of tracks that are present here will appease both old and new fans. Find a copy of With Love at your local well-stocked music store or on Thomas’s own site. We will be looking to see when ey comes around our neck of the woods.
Top Tracks: Where Was I , Two Worlds Collide
Rosie Thomas – With Love (CD) / 2012 Sing-A-Long / 10 Tracks / http://www.rosiethomas.com