Lynne Taylor Donovan – Am I Dreaming
With a country-tinged singer-songwriter sound, Lynne Taylor Donovan’s “Am I Dreaming” creates a welcoming world. Vocals serve as the heart and center of the sound, as Lynne Taylor Donovan’s emotive dreamy lyricism works wonders. Her clever wordplay is downright delightful as her articulate, highly descriptive narrative feels akin to navigating a lovely life. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance as the slide guitar work has the right twang to it. Rhythms have a leisurely approach to them as the seemingly effortless groove helps to further buttress her colorful sensibility. Over the course of the song Lynne Taylor Donovan’s voice has a sense of hope in the world.
After a reflective instrumental open the piece settles into a comfortable groove. Lynne Taylor Donovan’s voice rests comfortably above the impeccable arrangement. Small flourishes help to further emphasize the rather gentle style that is employed throughout the song. Weaving together elements of children’s fables and nursery rhymes the piece feels quite familiar, almost possessing a nostalgia hue to it. The full sound works to Lynne Taylor Donovan’s favor, as the piece lilts in all the right ways. Opting for a steady pulse the piece gradually increases in scope as piano helps to add to the sense of warmth that dominates the sound. For the final moments of the song the sound simply drifts away ever so lazily.
Stylishly melding elements of adulthood and childhood into a singular sound, Lynne Taylor Donovan’s “Am I Dreaming” is a radiant joy.