Orton possesses an amazing voice, and she is once again in fine form on this new album. Her strong songwriting skills are improving album by album, and on The Comfort Of Strangers she once again displays her ability to convey sometimes diffficult emotions and sentiments with a beautiful simplicity that few artists are able to utilize. Musically, it's going to please all of the Orton fans out there. O'Rourke's use of percussion is always tasteful, and always serves to compliment the songs.
Standout tracks include the first single "Concieved" (as heard on XPN), "Shopping Trolley" and the aforementioned title track. The Comfort Of Strangers captures a very cool and talented singer and songwriter who - quite possibly - still hasn't reached her peak.
BUY THIS CD: Comfort of Strangers
Written by Dan Reed