Linzi Clark album launch at the Hug and Pint Glasgow
The Mill Magazine team take the short trip to Glasgow for Linzi Clark’s album launch at the Hug and Pint. Review by Robert Blair.
They say that you only get one chance to make a first impression. And if Linzi Clark’s launch show for her debut album, All I Have Now, was anyone in first exposure to her music, it’s impossible to conceive of any way in which they wouldn’t be absolutely smitten with it.
Lovingly fleshed out with a full band of local musicians from across Renfrewshire, Linzi approached her album’s formal introduction to the world with the confidence and zeal of someone who’d witnessed the maiden voyages of dozens of other creations.
Prepared for the task at hand but no less bowled over by the reception that each track received, Linzi’s incisive words and rich, sumptuous melodies delicately reverberated off of every wall of the Glasgow venue and made the whole place feel warmer in the process.
Amid performing the record from front to back, Linzi also took a moment to pay a poignant tribute to her late friend Beldina Odenyo Onassis – professionally known as Heir of the Cursed – with a contemplative rendition of Womack & Womack’s Teardrops.
With tracks such as With You and the rollicking Motto invoking singalongs from those who’d packed out the venue, the set was a towering achievement and one which depicted Linzi as the thoughtful and unguarded singer/songwriter that she is.
By the time that she teased a sophomore record at the end of the set, it’s safe to say that there wasn’t a solitary person in attendance who wasn’t relishing the idea of experiencing whatever she has in store for us in the future.
For now, the wonders of All I Have Now will most certainly be enough to tide us over. You can listen to and purchase Linzi Clark’s music via Bandcamp.