Title - 'Where The Rain Falls' [EP]
Artist - Kimia Penton
For those not in the know, Kimia Penton is a singer, songwriter, violinist and psychologist based in Dallas, Texas.
Kimia was born in the Middle East, raised in London and now calls Dallas, Texas her home. Her classical training as a violinist started at age 7 and she enjoyed studying both Eastern and Western classics.
In her teenage years, she began songwriting and playing the guitar as a way to share messages she was passionate about in a personal way.
Kimia's songs express her love for different cultures and genres of music as well as her passion for observing and studying human behavior.
Her music is a fusion of pop, jazz, and world music and her poignant lyrics and heartfelt vocals share the life experiences of this well-traveled, international artist.
Indeed, her latest album/EP, Where the Rain Falls, releasing this September 14th, 2018 via her very own KimiaQProductions, follows her successful release Lessons from Life and Love.
1. 'Not Goodbye'
2. 'Show Me Love'
3. 'Where the Rain Falls'
4. 'Stepping Stones'
5. 'First and Last Time'
6. 'Alive Again'
It has to be said that from the songwriter and classical violinist, Kimia Penton, Where the Rain Falls is, quite easily, one of the most pleasant, adorable, raw and honest musical experiences I've had in the past few years.
Using her music to explore the common themes we share on life's journey, this new album/EP begins with the delicately precise beauty, 'Not Goodbye.' Complete with a gentle country curve, the lyrics relate to a time in all our lives where moving on from a loved one, to let them go, isn't always the easiest thing to do.
Next up is the jazz lite appeal of 'Show Me Love,' a track that, for my money, is one of her best yet. A tale of a love long lost between a once adoring couple, that's backed by the title track, 'Where the Rain Falls.' An upbeat folk vibe, complete with low hung, dusky vocals, this is yet another stellar cut here on this quite brilliant new album/EP.
The pace is brought down for the next pairing, the first of them being the haunting piano ballad 'Stepping Stones.' A tale of growing up as a young girl, viewing her parent and their combined lives through young eyes, it's Kimia's version of Storytellers.
That's backed seamlessly by the acoustic guitar and soulful vocal ballad, 'First and Last Time' with the album/EP coming to an end (sadly, as I could listen to Kimia's expressive vocals all day long) with the upbeat, expressively pop lite beauty of 'Alive Again.'
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