There are a few things any fan of the so-called singer-songwriter genre probably expects from an artist working within it – a good sense of melody, some intriguing and interesting lyrics that go beyond being mundane, vocals that can carry the two, and some arrangements that suit all of these. Very often, these are the elements that will draw the attention every single time.
Considering all the good elements of coming up with interesting singer-songwriter music, Andrea Von Kampen certainly fits the bill, and her third album Sister Moon is here to prove the point.
Von Kampen has that songwriting touch that makes her music both intriguing and listenable, and so do her lyrics, and the arrangements of the ten songs here are more than just tasteful, fitting her music and lyrics and going beyond the often too-simple combination of just an acoustic guitar (or a piano) and a voice.
“I wanted this album to reflect the conscious shift I felt over the past few years and calling it Sister Moon felt right,” von Kampen says. “In the song ‘Wonder’ there’s a lyric that says, ‘Let’s tell a good story, change a person’s mind,’ and that’s the goal of this album.”