No hidden meanings or double entendres with the album title here – Abigail Lapell’s Lullabies is exactly that – eight lullabies from across the world.
These songs should make you, your child, or the child within you, fall asleep. The arrangements are usually just a voice and a single acoustic guitar, which she sings in their original language.
The usual trappings of such an approach is, firstly, to miss the original soul and body of a lullaby, and secondly, to not have a voice that can carry their very intricate nature. Yet Lapell escapes these trappings quite easily here by keeping the songs in their original form and by having such a voice that suits any lullaby from anywhere.
Off to bed now.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: ABIGAIL LAPELL – LULLABIES