Mei Lai Swan – The Morning Tree


Cellist and singer/songwriter, Mei Lai Swan presents a fine collection of 6 and a half songs that travel effortlessly back and forth between genres, with arrangements including full strings, horns and breakbeats, After being picked as an Triple J unearthed Feature Artist last year‘The Morning Tree’ has since received airplay (and interviews) all around the country.

Now to follow on from the 2007 National Tour the EP is being released at retail and online via Foghorn/Vitamin March 2008 with new tour dates to coincide including a special guest performance at FUSE Festival Adelaide.

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CD Review by Graham Blackley

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Mei Lai Swan is joined on her debut EP “The Morning Tree” by a full band that complements her perfectly.

Swan and her musical collaborators whip up a smooth, silky, indie jazz-pop vibe that provides a soothing auditory caress and would be the ideal atmospheric sonic accompaniment to a convivial candle-lit dinner party or a chilled-out weekend.

Swan displays expressive and evocative vocals that are characterised by a lightness of touch and a supreme grasp of melody.

Swan’s ability to gently evoke emotion through her beautiful voice is on spellbinding show on the haunting closing track, “Lullaby for a Winter’s Night”, which features moving lyrics and a heartfelt performance.

The only criticism that could be levelled at this CD is that the 26 minute duration is likely to leave the listener yearning for more from this talented artist.

Additional information

Weight .210 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1.5 cm


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