The international debut of the rising Belgian star
"MoonJune Records has added yet another incredible talent to their label. This time it is the eminently talented and charming Susan Clynes of Belgium. Her first album was released in Europe in 2005 but “Life is…” is her international debut and her first with MoonJune Records. (...)
Each setting is a splendid expression of Susan’s complete comfort with the various musicians and venues. Each format provides vast opportunity for Susan to give unique voice to her own compositions. Each composition reveals the heart, the soul, the talent of Susan Clynes. (...)
The opening track is also the title track. “Life is…” is from her solo piano concert at Bree. Susan has a splendid piano technique and her fascinating vocal delivery often runs counter-current to the piano’s melodic line and it is captivating.The song carries an intriguing statement of her view of life with remarkable wisdom from one so young. More profound that the moving lyrics, is the piano’s movement which underscores the lyrics. (...)
Seeing her perform gives an even better understanding of Susan as a musical orator, instrumentalist and composer. (...)
She has been favorably compared to Annette Peacock, Tori Amos and Laura Nyro. The best thing that can be said of Susan Clynes is that she is like herself alone. She owns herself and her music. She is not the likeness of anyone. Susan is her own question and her own answer."