Suzanna Choffel, Song for the Lost Mamas Review
Suzanna Choffel is a singer and songwriter that has a gift for inspirational lyrics and catchy melodies. Choffel appeared on season three of The Voice, which inspired her to move from her Austin hometown to New York for three years. She earned a significant grant from Black Fret and performed before thousands for the Women’s March participants at the Texas State Capitol. Her earthy, lush folk style incorporates blues, soul, and dreamy electro-pop all tinted with her unique vocal colorings. Choffel finds inspiration in the struggle to balance the seemingly conflicting pursuits of family life and musical adventures. Choffel’s 2017 album Hello Goodbye reflects that duality. Since then, she has released several singles, and now she is back with another single titled, “Song for the Lost Mamas.”Positives: With a surrounding of warm acoustic instruments, Choffel’s sings heartwarming lyrics about motherhood. She has a solid mix of the Austin sound with just a touch of dream pop.
Bottom Line: “Song for the Lost Mamas” was produced by Gordy Quist and recorded at The Finishing School in Austin, TX. Choffel explains the inspiration of the song, “I wrote this song about a year after becoming a mother when I was still trying to figure out who this new version of myself was. Motherhood is the biggest change & shock I have experienced in life, beautiful in so many ways, but adjusting to that change can really mess with your head and your heart.” The haunting pedal steel paired with an arpeggiated acoustic figure gives Choffel’s soft, warm voice the space to deliver her emotional lyrics. The backing vocals add punctuation to emphasize the mood. The melody construction is memorable and has a building shape that climbs through the bridge. Geoff Queen fills the track with his beautiful pedal steel sounds and makes the perfect partner with Choffel’s vocal timbre. With her clear Austin sound of country, folk, and a hint of dream pop, Choffel will win you over with her entirely eclectic music. That’s the short of it!
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Song for the Lost Mamas
Song for the Lost Mamas (single)
Release Date: May 15, 2019