"When it comes to making a great impression, no one''s hotter than Helen Horal, a singer-songwriter that wowed many of her fellow local musicians who have encouraged her, asked her to play at shows, recorded her demo, produced her full-length CD and introduced her to industry people." Colleen Dougher, Broward/Palm Beach New Times
"People send me tapes all the time, and I''ve seen numerous local bands. When you hear a voice like that, it stands out. ... I thought she sounded like Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Chapman and Nanci Griffith all rolled into one."
Michael Verzi, BMG
"...a songwriter in the purest form."
Jason Knapfel, Florida Sun-Sentinel
Following music today could be defined as the search for that which is not hollow. Weary fans all too often stumble upon a seemingly substantive artist and optimistically knock on his or her surface, only to hear a resoundingly empty echo come from inside. For those disheartened seekers of the genuine, Helen Horal brings a striking simplicity to the table. Her voice has been compared to Sarah McLaughlin''s, Suzanne Vega''s and Tracy Chapman''s, but it has a thoughtfulness and earnest passion all its own. Her lyrics are mysterious, but terribly poignant, grasping the listener with veiled truths. With merely her guitar and voice, Helen Horal consistently evokes more emotion from listeners than any glitzy production full of vocal acrobatics. With the production team of Jon Wilkins (Summer Blanket, The Freakin Hott) and Christopher Moll (See Venus,
timewellspent) Helen''s first full-length release, There Is Only This Place, captures the surprising maturity (for someone so young) and profound songcraft of an artist in the genesis of her career. Combined with the instrumental influences of the Beach Boys, Sondra Lerche, and Björk, There Is Only This Place is a classic freshman effort of
wonderful things to come... most would argue she''s already arrived.
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