Leaving On A Jet Plane

Melodious piano and violin strains and reflective lyrics make this album perfect for a solitary evening.

Canadian born Kreviazuk has one of the most haunting voices ever to be heard on the English music scene and, together with her self-written lyrics and music, it conveys a view of life which is private, yet something she has chosen to share with anyone who cares to listen.

For this classically trained singer, pianist and winner of the "Best Female Artist" and "Best Adult Pop Album" awards at the prestigious Canadian Grammy's in March 2000, the words don't matter - her lilting sweet-strong voice sounds good singing anything.

All the songs are reflective and touch upon a range of themes like relationships, as in Randy Newman's "Feels Like Home"; life as seen in "Until We Die"; intimacy, as in "Far Away"; people as seen in "Little Things"; love as in "Leaving On A Jet Plane" that got famous through the "Armageddon" OST as well as "Before You" and philosophy, as seen in "Souls" and "Soul Searching".

The tracks have melodious piano tunes rippling away in the background. These accompanied by the strains of violin and unusual beats make melodies that keeps going round in your head.

This brand of music is perfect for a solitary evening when all you want to do is put your feet up and let your hair down.

This article was first published on 10 Aug 2000.