Belle Histoire

Belle Histoire

Belle Histoire

Dreamers

Invogue Records

My God, can these kids even drive to their own gigs? Lead singer Jane Smith is 17, but she and the guys backing her would have gotten carded at the malt shop back in my day. What’s more amazing is the stunning vocals; this is no “oh – aren’t those kids so cute!” music, these are polished pros with a skill for song writing, tight arranging, and clear strong voices that belie a much older take on love and life.

“I want to love, but I don’t try to” is NOT a 17 year old’s line, but when Ms. Smith sings it, you believe it 100%. More goodies lie ahead. “Don’t let the monster tear you apart” and “if heaven’s not real I’d sell my soul to see you again” ought to be in the throat of a smoky cabaret chanteuse with too much makeup and a penchant for raw gin, but here you have it in the squeaky clean vocals of a teenager. It’s almost like those early Charlie Brown comics where small children spouted wisdom their harried parents couldn’t fathom. But fathom this: this young lady has the potential to eat up the pop charts, and even if this collection is all she ever records, she’s made a difference.

Belle Histoire: bellehistoiremusic.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Jacqueline Kerrod
    Jacqueline Kerrod

    17 Days in December (Orenda Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    In The Blossom Of Their Shade (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Best of Film 2021
    Best of Film 2021

    Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, seven supplemental films, and two prized repertory releases of 2021.

  • I Saw A Dozen Faces…
    I Saw A Dozen Faces…

    From The Windbreakers to Bark, Tim Lee is a trooper in the rock and roll trenches…and he’s lived to tell it all in his new memoir.

  • The Lyons
    The Lyons

    A man on his deathbed is surrounded by bickering family members, many of which you would strangle him given the chance. In other words: a brilliant comedy!

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives