Eddy (Erin Moran) is a new name, and a woman with something to say! And she already sounds like one of the most exciting discoveries of the year. Born in New Jersey, America, Eddy has just signed a world-wide deal with ANTI, home to artists such as Tom Waits, Tricky and Daniel Lanois.
This self-titled debut album, "A Girl Called Eddie" was produced by former Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley and features the band that performed on his acclaimed solo release "Low Edges".
Maybe you┬┤re wondering how the album┬┤s title "A Girl Called Eddie" came about. "Eddy" was a nickname that just stuck while Moran was touring Britain, singing background vocals and playing keyboard with Francis Dunnery. The "A Girl called" bit was "borrowed" from Dusty Springfield┬┤s album.
All 11 songs - acoustic folk with a couple of rock n roll tracks in between - were written by Eddie herself. Some of them were written in her small Greenwich Village apartment at the family piano. Influenced by her musical heroes such as Bacharach, McCartney, Scott Walker, and Karen Carpenter, they are all tales of love and loss and mostly autobiographical.
Eddie┬┤s rich, husky and smoky voice suits the mood of the songs of this album which is definitely one of "back alleys" and pouring rain. She has an extraordinary ability to convincingly convey the heart of each of the stories she tells. The first track "Tears All Over Town" sets the tone for the whole album. The poignant track called "Kathleen" was directly inspired by Eddie┬┤s mother who fell seriously ill in 1997. "Girls Can Really Tear You Up Inside" is about a friend who discovered he had a teenage daughter that he had never known about. "Did You See The Moon Tonight" is about a boyfriend who was living in Paris while Eddie was living in New York.
All of the tracks are personal and yet universal vignettes that will probably make you cry in your coffee cup late at night and melt your heart. At the same time this album has a pop sensibility which will make you want to hear it again and again.
For more info, go to www.agirlcallededdy.com
A Girl Called Eddie
Eddy (Erin Moran)
Audio CD (June 21, 2004)
Number of Discs:1