Canadian singer Stephanie Bedard has a new EP out entitled Ricochet. The overall theme is the journey through life, specifically discovering one’s identity.
The music is soothing and relaxing. It reminds me of what I hear when I go to a Spa or a rainforest. The first two songs, the piano has the dominant sound. The third tune has the same instrument, but with some parts where there’s the music of a guitar. The last song has a strong presence of the guitar- giving a rock and roll feel to it. The sound of this record reminds of Isabelle Boulay’s album Chansons Pour Les Mois d’hiver (Songs for the Winter Months).
Stephanie Bedard’s voice is soft and beautiful, with a lovely rhythm to it. Her style of singing reminds me of Isabelle Boulay and the late Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries. She has a dynamic to her voice.
The lyrics of each have a sense of contemplation in regards to life and personal growth. She makes use of metaphors and symbols to describe a variety of emotions, including love. The rhyme structure is the following AABB. It has a natural flow to it. Each song tells an individual story, but they interconnect like a journey through life.
The EP Ricochet is now available. Enjoy!