Hints of Sarah McLachlan and Paula Cole can be heard on Beth Bombara’s I Only Cry When I’m Alone. A vocal-heavy approach allows Beth to bring tremendous emotion and gravity to the composition, as a taut instrumentation replete with empathetic guitars and insistent bass keeps things on track throughout. The bit of instrumental jam that is inserted into Upside Dowbn establishes the two sections of the effort as wholly different from one another. Bombara’s rich vocals are the glue that unites this pair, making for a cut that will fly by in spite of its seven-minute run time.
Beth Bombara “I Only Cry When I’m Alone/Upside Down” / Domain /