Rebecca Roubion’s “Fields”
“A true vocal talent, Rebecca Roubion has delivered a happy vulnerability on Fields. Any listener should look forward to hearing where she arrives next.” -HEHolly Etchison
out of 10
November 27, 2012
Burgeoning singer/songwriter Rebecca Roubion has a name and voice that meet the ears in a melodious way, much like the cadence of her hometown New Orleans. Hearkening jazz singers of yore and even a little Feist, Roubion’s four song EP Fields proves to be a delightful foray into the heart of a young songstress.
The first track “Love Me Now” is a frolicsome meditation on new love, with happy rolling banjo and light hearted lyrics, refreshingly simple and picturesque at the same time. With a playful delivery, it creates an atmosphere much like the dalliances of a young heart.
“Vacherie Girl” takes you right down to the water-lined streets and countryside of New Orleans. A little trumpet has you clubbing with Satchmo himself. The words are a sweet homage to a love that has stood the test of time, with humor and devotion successfully conveyed.
Rebecca’s voice shines on “Here Lies My Pulse”; she would do a Kate Bush cover proud. The stripped down vocal/piano duet is appealing and touches the heart. The trend continues on “Doorway.” The poetry might not change your life, but it is honest and sincere and the feeling conveyed promises deeper journeys are ahead. And if they’re not, that would be ok too.
A true vocal talent, Rebecca Roubion has delivered a happy vulnerability on Fields. Any listener should look forward to hearing where she arrives next.-Holly Etchison, January 21, 2013