On the Borderline - Sally Seltmann
Here's a girl that caught my attention while I was listening on the radio, and it was this song that got me interested.
On the Borderline is one of the songs from Sally's new album, Heart That's Pounding which was released on April 6th 2010.
To those who don't know, Sally Seltmann is a singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. She used to perform under the alias "New Buffalo" until 2009. For more information on her, go here.
Here's what I think:
The song starts off with a nice gentle, calming tune. And that's what it is - gentle. I find her voice so melting, so pure. Every note she sings seems heartfelt. In this song, Seltmann sings about getting on with life (assuming after a break up with a boyfriend).
In every note she sings, it is as if she is singing to a friend, consoling the friend and encouraging her (or him, but I'm going with a her) to move on in the gentlest way possible. She reminds me a little bit of Feist, whose song 1234 was co-written by her.
So from the sounds of it, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say you can expect soft, gentle and mellow tunes in the album. I haven't heard it yet, but I'm definitely gonna try and give it a listen. :)