- Jennifer Janz
SUSAN MURANTY - Fire Dove 'Album Review'
In her most recent musical endeavour, the songstress from Down Under, Susan Muranty, presents her lead single, Ruby Ruby, from the eagerly awaited album Fire Dove.
This compilation of tunes, steeped in Celtic influences and global tones, marks a fresh chapter in Muranty’s continually evolving musical narrative. Her arresting presence first resonated on the global stage with her 2022 debut, Turquoise, a record that soared to the apex of Australia’s iTunes Singer-songwriter charts.
Ruby Ruby is a contemplative piece that beautifully accentuates Muranty’s versatile vocals and sophisticated songwriting approach. This approach delicately marries vivid lyrical imagery with a diverse musical collage. The canvas is expanded with traditional elements masterfully entwined with a folk-pop vocal melody. Muranty, with her distinctive blend of spiritual subtext, robust melodies, and cultivated poeticism, has unequivocally asserted herself as a unique voice in Australia’s music landscape.
Her commendable accolades, including honours from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, UK Songwriting Contest, Songs Alive Australia, and ASA Songwriting Contest, testify to her artistic prowess.
‘‘ Overall, Fire Dove stands as a glittering affirmation of Susan Muranty’s extraordinary musical talents, with Ruby Ruby encapsulating the album’s expressiveness and eloquence.
Furthermore, her mastery in lyrics has earned her the esteemed Lyrics trophy at the SCALA Festival of Original Music and top accolades in the 2021 Tamworth Songwriters Association Lyrics Category and Australian Songwriters’ Association Spiritual Category. Fire Dove, described by Muranty as her ‘dark fairy-tale,’ narrates the tumultuous emotional voyage following the end of a romantic relationship.
This narrative is expertly threaded across eleven enchanting tracks, guiding the listener from the hush of twilight to the freshness of dawn. The project benefits from the contributions of notable collaborators such as Sven Tydeman, Ritchie Neville, Barbara Griffin, Adrian Hannan, and Matt Fell.
The allure of the lead single, Ruby Ruby, is further accentuated by Clare O’Meara’s bewitching violin. Overall, Fire Dove stands as a glittering affirmation of Susan Muranty’s extraordinary musical talents, with Ruby Ruby encapsulating the album’s expressiveness and eloquence.
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