Where are they all coming from, these easy-listening lasses who can sing sweet insightful lyrics behind a smattering of plaintive melodies? First came Norah Jones, then Katie Melua and now there's Polly Paulusma.
There's no denying that British-born Polly with her coffee table folk music has been lauded as a bright new talent, thanks to her distinctive husky yet high voice and honest hooky songs. The main track is a great, upbeat, acoustic and full-bodied song, reminiscent of Edie Brickell, with masses of free-spirited singing.
The second and third tracks, Two Stars and Leave Your Keys, however, stretch and yawn and then recline back into a languid slumber-some mood, with honeyed feminine melodies and delicate singing - the kind of stuff Norah and Katie might do.