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Heather Reid, Cross Words

Heather Reid, Cross Words

Heather Reid got her musical start as the other half (along side Leisha Hailey) of the duo the Murmurs. After two decades in the music industry she has just put out her first solo record, "Cross Words."

While the better known Murmur went on to star in "The L Word" (and then formed another duo), Reid enjoyed her own successes albeit under less of a spot light. She wrote the musical "Dear Bernard" that played in Los Angeles and went into development in London’s West End. She then co-wrote a Gold-selling single for Shakira, all in addition to starting a family.

I got a chance to see Reid play live on her "Cross Words" promotional run. She exudes an easy grace, and a youthful yet sagacious charm of someone who has been there, done that. Relaxed, would be the word that describes both her and her new songs. Even when this album seems to have been written after (or becuase of) heart break and disenchantment, Reid manages to make it all seem OK. Listen to "Ivy", which descibes the furstations of falling for someone who is just not that into you:

Heather Reid "Ivy" HD from dean modino on Vimeo.

Then there's "Waiting Game" about falling for someone who, well, is still hung up on their ex. How about "Broken Hearted Season" in which those rose colored lenses deliver you into an imagined future with someone you hoped could be it... but just isn't. You get the picture. Yet these lyrics are lifted by light-hearted melodies, catchy and sweet on top of deceptively solid songwriting. Definitely worth the listen, you can check Heather out on soundcloud.