Andrea’s new album, Hibernation Nation, is here!
â€śI am just after your heart,â€ť whispers coyly the Ottawan folkie on One Lane Highway off her consummate sophomore outing Hibernation Nation. Recalling a young Alison Krauss, unmannered and ethereal, Simms-Karp seduces through her ability to arrest without showing off nor creating superfluous melodramas. Thereâ€™s already tragedy galore in her prose â€“ â€śHow do I rescue you from the sea?â€ť on Timoneer â€“ and the musicianship showcased here, magnified by Dean Watson and the singerâ€™s economical production, boasts nice surprises: Magpieâ€™s galloping accordion, Northernâ€™s solemn banjo and violin. With Hibernation Nationâ€™s fine, fine assortment of intimate and swaying songs, Simms-Karp may just as well have accomplished her mission: stealing our hearts.
Guillaume Moffet,Â Ottawa XPress