Rhiannon's first solo release, #9 comes out over two years after her unexpected departure from the rapidly rising duo Rita Payne. For those familiar with the duo's material, the subsequent development in her craft as a songwriter and lyricist during this time is evident in the tracks featured on this self-published release.
The short collection of five songs is both deeply personal yet entirely universal, the subject matter effortlessly echoes experiences we all share with a tender and open honesty. Lee shares with us the loss of a childhood friend and evokes the sensation one feels when a shift in season conjures vivid memories of that season in former years.
In live performance, Rhiannon's ability to captivate an audience is only superseded by her ability to deliver a line that can break your heart in an instant. Looking around the audience at shows proves to me that Rhiannon is an artist who moves you or makes you move.