What a difference an album makes. Moving away from her trip hop debut to release the folk laden Fisherman's Woman was a pretty brave move, but a move that we should be thankful for nonetheless.
Torrini's been pretty busy, appearing on the Lord of The Rings soundtrack and writing Kylie Minogue's number one single Slow. Instead of following the mechanical sounds and club settings of Kylie, Torrini has opted for an acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, and a smoky bar to sing her tunes in. Being half Icelandic, her voice has drawn comparisons to Bjork (B-side Thinking Out Loud is almost a sister song to Anchor Song from the Debut album), but there are also hints of the Cardigans and the cracked up emotion of Beth Gibbons.
Heartstopper is a very pretty little song with an uncomfortable undertone; it's the kind of thing that would make a lot of sense to those who live in a similar world to Bridget Jones: Coffee Shops, rejections and occasional biting insights are all here. Somehow, Torrini's innocent voice some how makes everything seem alright, and she could make the hardest heart flutter back into life.