Sally Barris | Wilder Girl

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Wilder Girl

by Sally Barris

A collection of songs that are a different kind of wild
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let the Wind Chase You
3:53 $0.99
2. Wilder Girl
3:34 $0.99
3. Sinful Thoughts
3:13 $0.99
4. Fiona
4:22 $0.99
5. A Day Is a Day
3:37 $0.99
6. Just Won't Do
3:06 $0.99
7. You and I Could Never Be Friends
3:05 $0.99
8. Standing Still
4:02 $0.99
9. Too Many Ghosts
2:58 $0.99
10. Perfect Love
3:11 $0.99
11. Angel of the North
3:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
For anyone who knows Sally Barris, she is far from being a “wild” girl. You won’t hear any cheating, drinking, hard living songs on her new CD titled “Wilder Girl.” Her songs reveal a different kind of wild, one that is more subtle, bubbling underneath.

20 years ago, Barris moved from a small town in Minnesota to Nashville in pursuit of her songwriting dreams, but it is evident in songs like “Angel of the North” that she hasn’t forgotten where she came from. On the CD cover we see Barris walking by the water, in a place that could be Scotland or Ireland, but it is none other than Grand Marais, Minnesota which was the spark that inspired this new cd.

The songs are insightful and poetic yet still contain the emotional edge of a “Wilder Girl” underneath. Opening song “Let the Wind Chase You” could be the softest, sweetest break-up song ever written, but you can still feel the twist of a knife. “You and I Could Never Be Friends,” does not mince words while stating “love me with everything that you can, or I never want to see your face again.” With the same intensity Barris is not afraid to open up and be vulnerable. Songs “Perfect Love” and “Standing Still” reveal her truer spiritual nature.

Sally Barris and guitarist Steven Sheehan co-produced this project with minimal production to give fans an intimate “in your living room” listening experience. Leaning heavily on the acoustic guitar dynamics, they recorded the tracks together and then added splashes of color, leaving as much space possible for Sally’s vocals and lyrics to shine.

Special guests include singer/songwriters Celeste Krenz, Dan Navarro, Ben Kyle, Dana Cooper and Brandon Sampson.



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J Oscar Bittinger

Instead of Acting So Polite - Turn up a "Wilder Girl"
Sally Barris songs strike a chord of familiarity and favor immediately. It's not just like you've heard them, it's more like they heard you.
When you listen to her recordings (and hear her live, which you should do) you get to hear something you were feeling, sung back to you.
I first heard, then learned to play "My Love Loves the Ocean" from Restless Soul. Delicate and wistful but not lost, more like the sound of the incoming tide of realization, the moment of recognition that a change has occurred.
"Wilder Girl" up's the ante on previous records while not losing any of their lyrical beauty and musical intimacy. The title song immediately grabs you with the proposition that, the sweet, shy soul you thought you encountered, might have a bit more bite than you thought. "Let the Wind Chase You" is knowing when to let go of another with out letting go of yourself. There are so many favorites - "Too Many Ghosts", "Fiona", "Sinful Thoughts" each song contains a sung story strong enough to blow though your heavy coats and melt though your firewalls. And it sounds gorgeous - Sunday morning music you can listen to all week.
I'd be happy to sit and discus why this is terrific songwriting someday, but it sounds effortless. Rather I suspect the easy way the verses float the story along, the rising couplets that lead to the chorus that sparkle in your ear, the right amount of repitition, the way EVERYTHING "sings" so well - no extra words to trip over as you harmonize - I guarantee you that takes a lot of years to achieve. And, I repeat, it sounds effortless.
I apologize if this review sounds rhapsodic, this is probably the most listenable "thoughtful" album I've purchased this year.
I recommend this album openheartedly - make sure you clear little space to sway in front of the speakers when you put it.