Boomkat Product Review:
Gorgeous folk-fwd harp twinkle for fans of Joanna Newsom, Ayha Simone or Vashti Bunyan. Covers of Jeff Alexander, Donovan and Radiohead that have never sounded so gorgeous.
More goodness from the Leaving stable, "Quietude" is the latest offering from LA-based multi-instrumentalist Nailah Hunter, who impressed last year with the poetic "Spells". On this short release, she re-interprets some of her favorite songs, beginning with Jeff Alexander's unfathomably moving 'Come Wanter With Me'. The track was written for a "Twilight Zone" episode and sung by Bonnie Beecher, but was notoriously used by Vincent Gallo in the controversial "Brown Bunny". Here, stripped of its weird placement, it's never sounded more heartbreaking and magical.
Hunter also offers her version of Donovan's 'Guinevere' and Radiohead's 'Talk Show Host', stripping both songs down to simply highlight her effortless harp playing and confident voice. She has the range.