The last time Bonnie had an American release, the year was 1996 – and I discovered the “Free Spirit” album at a Tower Records store in Atlanta. Here in 2021, I got to hear her newest album laying in bed one minute after it was released on February 26th. Technology – it’s a good thing.
How good is it? I can’t recommend a single track to you – they’re all outstanding. Really enjoyed the 1980’s feel the album had, sounding like the album you should have in your eyes playing Grand Theft Auto or some similar video game.
One of Bonnie’s trademarks is that at least one her tracks on her album is a cover – in fact, her 2003 album Heart Strings (which can be found on iTunes and other music streams) is an album entirely composed of covers. For this 2021 effort, Bonnie chose “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc and “Catch The Wind” from Donavan.
“I’m Not In Love” blew my doors off and was probably my favorite track if I had to pick just one – but I’m partial to her covers, personally.
Almost two months into 2021 – and for good or bad, this has already been the year of the improbable between the tragic Capitol Riots, the freakish cold spell that hit Texas, and the Buccaneers coming out of nowhere to win the Super Bowl. Seems only fitting that American comeback I’ve been predicting for a few years now just might happen.