CD Review: The Heavy Circles

The Heavy Circles
The Heavy Circles
Dynamite Child
By David Chiu

The Heavy Circle is collaboration between singer Edie Brickell and musician Harper Simon. If you notice a family connection, it’s because Brickell is the wife of Paul Simon and Harper is Simon’s older son. But the musical connection is more apparent on this debut album that draws from various styles from Euro pop (“Henri”), rock (“Ready to Play,” “Dynamite Child”), alt-country (“Easier”) and reggae (“Need a Friend”). The tunes are melodic, atmospheric, and quite moving, especially on the standouts “Confused” and “Maximo.” Brickell never sounded better as a vocalist than on this record. Let’s hope the Heavy Circles is not a one-off project.


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