Tish Hinojosa - Would You Love Me Back Again (Measured)
UK release date: 18 July 2005
Tish Hiojosa must be hoping that the warm weather hangs around for a few more weeks. Her blend of summery, breezy pop sounds perfect for this kind of heat, it's inoffensive bright and simple. Hinojosa has been releasing records for the best part of 15 years, fusing together elements of Mexican folk and country with a pop sensibility. It's a formula that has seen the Texan singer-songwriter receive considerable praise from the American folk scene, despite being fairly unknown so far on these shores.
Would You Love Me Back again is the first release from Hinojosa's first studio album in five years (A Heart Wide Open) which has a pleasant picture of her looking mumsy on the cover. It kind of goes without saying that this is music for the more discerning listener (isn't most folk?), more Terry than Zane and definitely not very cool. This doesn't mean its bad though. As far as light and airy pop-love songs go, it's not going to change the world but it's hard to be offended by lyrics like "When the sun and the moon say goodbye/do you wish you could ever know why?" It kind of sounds a bit like a softer Sheryl Crow or a more simplistic Carly Simon with more steel guitar.
If you like your pop/folk delicate, short and free of the usual angst that swells around singer-songwriters Would You Love Me... could be an introduction to a new favourite artist. Just don't expect anything too exciting.