Myspace recently did an Artist of the Day feature on Lael Neale, the Virginia born singer-songwriter whose country-inflected debut album I’ll Be Your Man got started at radio last week with top 5 adds from CFUV, KDUR, WDWN, WNSU, WRMC and the like. Neale, whose voice and presentation is reminiscent of classic songstresses like Nico and Dusty Springfield as well as more modern sirens like Mazzy Star‘s Hope Sandoval, allows herself to be vulnerable in the interview by even sharing the lyrics of the first song she ever wrote. Read those, and stream lead single “Born in the Summer,” here.
The album was also reviewed by Just Music I Like. The reviewer is enamored with the album, writing, “I’m completely in love with Lael’s vocal from the start… her purposely deliberate pacing and heartache that gnaws at you within her every word. You’re immediately wrapped in a warming blanket of hopeless nostalgia.” The review purports to walk readers through some highlights, but the truth is that I’ll Be Your Man is well worth a listen from start to finish. As Just Music I Like says, “Go pour a glass of whisky and enjoy this treat of a record.” Read the review here. Share this record with DJs that frequently play Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten, and help the record debut at Radio 200.