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Review: Robyn Cage, “Tales of a Thief”

No Comments 3 August 2014

Review: Robyn Cage, “Tales of a Thief”

“There’s a dreamy, sultry quality to Robyn Cage’s vocals and style of music - sort of a cross between classic piano rock with a near-Vaudevillian undertone. It’s quirky without being gimmicky and relays a personal touch that’s immediately endearing.”

Artist: Robyn Cage

EP: Tales of a Thief

Genre: Piano Pop / Rock

RIYL: Florence and the Machine, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple

Robyn Cage Tales of a Thief

There’s a dreamy, sultry quality to Robyn Cage’s vocals and style of music - sort of a cross between classic piano rock with a near-Vaudevillian undertone. It’s quirky without being gimmicky and relays a personal touch that’s immediately endearing. On Tales of a Thief, Cage explores different aspects of her persona while maintaining a common thread throughout.

“Cinderella Story” is a creative retelling of a classic writing convention, playing off a tale that everyone knows and can invest in (“tell me Cinderella/how long will it take/til the Cinderella story doesn’t feel so fake”). “The Arsonist & the Thief” shows off Cage’s range both vocally and emotionally, an effective performance that casts a wider net for crossover audience appeal. “If You Don’t Try” then shows off Cage’s control and steady songwriting hand injecting an infectious vocal melody that leaves a lasting impression. “The Cave” moves even further into Cage’s beautifully melancholic world, one that she walks freely about in comfort.

As easily accessible as this EP is, “Theatre Noir” finds Cage in even more interesting form exploring a dramatic and very easy-on-the-ears vaudevillian style of writing and performance. She inhabits this shift of style with an ease that opens up a wealth of possibility for her in other genres, and this natural delivery of the theatrical adds a delicious sense of quirkiness to the overall collection.

Cage’s lead single “Burning Now,” moves in a different direction than the whole of the EP, but shows off yet another side to her songwriting and performance arsenal - this would be equally at home on a Florence and the Machine record or as the perfect accompaniment to Tori Amos. It’s clear that Robyn Cage has a great deal of talent and range, and the songs on Tales of a Thief are indicative of an even brighter future ahead.


Robyn Cage website: http://robyncage.com/

 


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