Written by Laura Hankin for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photos: Jennie Walker by James Weber Studio
3.5 out of 5 stars
JENNIE WALKER: NIGHT FLIGHT TO LONDON
NEW YORK, NY (October 4, 2011) Inspired by an opera-singing mother from an early age, Jennie Walker has spent her whole life pursuing music. Her efforts have come to fruition with the release of Night Flight to London, a full-length album written over the past seven years. One can’t help but admire Walker’s persistence in putting out the album independently. In the process, she pitched it to the British Airways Face of Opportunity contest and won, securing her songs a spot on British Airways flights until January 2012.
The twelve songs on Night Flight to London, which was co-written with Grammy Nominee Tommy Faragher, deal with love, loss, and triumphing against obstacles. Most are traditionally pop or adult contemporary in sound, although tracks like The Subway Glass flirt with groove.
Walker’s melodies are catchy, particularly the title track, which chronicles an across-the-ocean relationship. She has a smooth, pleasant voice that goes from sweet to edgy and back again, and she makes interesting instrumental choices like backing up her vocals with lush strings. The album never quite rises to a thrilling level, with the lyrics sometimes lagging behind the level of the music. Nonetheless, Walker’s tenacity is clear throughout, making Night Flight to London much more enjoyable than the average red eye.
For more information about Jennie Walker, visit: jenniewalker.com