Title - 'Every Little Everything'
Artist - Anne E. DeChant
For those not in the know, simply put, Anne E. DeChant's new album, Every Little Everything, Greatest Hits Volume I is a pure, unadulterated delight.
For those of us who have been fans since the 1990s, you can go on a tour of every phase of her songwriting over the years and remember how you loved each tune when you first heard it.
Indeed, for those who don't know her music, I don't know if it's possible to come away from this compilation not being a fan and wanting more!
A 2020 Kerrville New Folk Competition Finalist, Anne E DeChant, originally from Avon Lake, Ohio, was named Cleveland’s Singer-Songwriter of the Year five times.
She began as the dynamic lead singer of Cleveland fan favorite, Odd Girl Out, before launching her own career with nine previous studio album releases to her credit.
And as for this terrific collection of older tunes, like any greatest hits album from a terrific artist, you come away thinking that there could have been twice as many songs on it and it still wouldn't cover all her known "great" ones!
1. 'Every Little Everything' (2020) (3:29)
2. 'Train Song' (3:39)
3. 'Scattered' (3:30)
4. 'Girls & Airplanes' (Original Version) (4:09)
5. 'Harris' (4:19)
6. 'Open Doors Open Windows' (2020) (3:19)
7. 'Pop the Star' (2:21)
8. 'Green Hand' (2020 Version) (4:07)
9. 'Go Get Joe' (4:21)
10. 'Dance with your Demons' (3:07)
11. 'Stand' (3:04)
12. 'You Get What You Give' (2020) (4:47)
13. '25' (5:04)
14. 'Running Red Lights' (4:09)
15. 'Swing' (3:57)
16. 'Girls & Airplanes' (2020 Version) (3:46)
This quite delightful, soul-lifting collection opens with the Summer breeze hipsway of the new track 'Every Little Everything' and backs that up seamlessly with the atmospheric travelin' track (no pun intended) 'Train Song,' the forthright, Etheridge-esque 'Scattered,' the uplifting mantra of 'Girls & Airplanes,' and then the lo-fi ballad 'Harris.'
Next up is the hand-clapping, countrified Americana of another new track, 'Open Doors Open Windows' which is followed by the late '70s pop-rock of flow of 'Pop the Star,' and then we get the low slung, working man ambiance of an updated 'Green Hand,' the remembrance ballad 'Go Get Joe,' the beautiful, euphoric ballad 'Dance with your Demons,' and then the mid-tempo foot-tapper 'Stand.'
The last third of the album showcases the fact that at no time does DeChant rest on her laurels when writing/recording songs as these are just as good as anything that has gone before them.
A most deliciously perfect example of that is up next, as DeChant not only covers the 1998 international hit song by the New Radicals, 'You Get What You Give,' but smashes it out the park and clear out of the zip code!
Then we get the one-two, pop-folk-rock bounce of '25' which is backed by the easy-breezy, porch-swinging, dusk melodies of 'Running Red Lights,' with the album rounding out on the heartfelt 'Swing,' closing on a brand new 2020 version of her fan favorite, 'Girls & Airplanes.'
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