The first Lindsay Ell song I ever heard was ‘By the Way’ on a plane about 3 years ago and ever since I have been excited for her first studio album, ‘The Project’ did not disappoint!!
The album is full of incredible songs both lyrically and musically. ‘Waiting On You’ is a great start to the album, it sets the tone beautifully with a great mix of her incredible vocals as well as showcasing her guitar skills. This is followed by ‘Champagne’, a fantastic song which is a great mix of both sass and attitude and it took only one listen for it to be in my head all day. This bubbly, upbeat track is a great contrast to some of her more melodic and slower songs such as ‘Space’ and ‘Worth The Wait’.
‘Castle’ is one of my favourite songs on the record, it is insightful and thought provoking and shows another side to Lindsay Ell’s song writing. The song is about how people are never satisfied with what they have and always want something more and is shown through lyrics such as ‘We want to win the war so bad, we don’t care about the battle’ and ‘Even if we had a house upon a hill, I bet we’d want a Castle’.
As a person who uses the word ‘mint’ to describe almost everything I love the wordplay in the song ‘Mint’, it’s a very clever song and is very catchy. ‘White Noise’ and ‘Always Kiss the Girl’ are both written by very talented female country stars, Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce respectively and you can definitely tell. Both songs are lyrically incredible and work really well with Lindsay Ell’s voice.
Overall, I think the album is incredible, it includes so many incredible songs all of which show off Lindsay Ell’s vocals and guitar skills beautifully. The album is full of songs which complement each because of the changes in tempo, theme and style throughout.