Kate Miller-Heidke – “O Vertigo!” – Across The Ocean

Kate Miller-Heidke – “O Vertigo!”

O Vertigo! is the fourth studio album for Brisbane born singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke.

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From start to finish it is a diverse mash up of moods and sounds, with Miller-Heidke‘s classical training and intelligent lyrical prowess combining to make captivating listening.

The album kicks off with a bang, immediatley grabbing our attention with the infectious and highly danceable Offer It Up, followed shortly after by the equally bouncy title track. These early numbers showcase not only a powerful voice, but an ability to incorporate those vocals in a unique manner, almost as if it were another instrument.

Share Your Air with it’s 80s synth turns the vibe melancholic as does the lugubrious Rock This Baby To Sleep, leaving us to ponder the poignant line “I want things back the way they were“.

The crunchy Drama brings forth Miller-Heidke‘s sense of humour with a none too subtle commentary on egotistical movie stars. Here we see another string to the bow with an impressive hip hop collaboration with Drapht making this arguably the album’s standout track. Then again, the next track Lose My Shit throws down a challenge for that honour with a tale of frustration being casually peppered with sweetly expressed expletives.

Overall O Vertigo! makes for an entertaining journey from a very open minded artist who is clearly having a lot of fun with her creativity. This album manages to offer up a satisfying blend of joy, humour and despair without for a second losing it’s integrity. A very rewarding listen.

Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/o-vertigo!/id811302738

Website: http://www.katemillerheidke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katemillerheidke

Gavin Stocker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Outside of Across The Ocean Gavin Stocker writes, records and performs music under the moniker of P Truck.

He can also be found clinging to his youth on a skateboard or wandering aimlessly through the bush.
Gavin Stocker