Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
In your heart you know when you have listened to an album that not only grabs your attention, but one that speaks volumes about how the world sees itself in the reflection of the often dusty mirror; it does not happen enough in all honesty, often too insular, sometimes not willing to wipe the mirror clean and stare into the abyss and come out of the experience with love remaining and beating fast in the soul. You don’t have to hate the world just because you can see the cracks and the faults; you just have to love it more.
It is little surprise that Good Morning America really conquers the imagery of its time, Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue have captured something truly incredible in this particular album, a sense of deeply resigned resignation, a punishment for our follies and unwillingness to learn from the past. Yet it is one steeped in a rare magnificence, of being able to burrow under the skin of humanity and come out clutching hope, of pulling the spring loaded rabbit that is faith and conviction that what can be solved will eventually be done, if we have the desire to achieve it.
In your heart you know you have entered someone else’s thoughts and realised they are your own, that the wish to see the world through another’s eyes is only the step of holding on away. Good Morning America, perhaps a signal to the world that instead of berating and brow beating everything we love because of one stupid man’s actions, we instead try to remember what it was that we first fell for when we were introduced. Often the more we ridicule, the anger grows; the tyrant and the selfish take more pleasure; what we must do is remain calm, despondent in our hearts but showing a face to those hurting more by the decrees of a madman that we are on their side.
Lexie Green has come up with a set of songs that are balanced, undeniably rich in lyrical essence and one that fits her music so wonderfully that it is impossible to not want to take the journey with her.
In tracks such as What Would Elvis Do, Overtaking Satellites, I’m Doing Fine, Country and Western, Miss Molly’s Wrecking Ball and the album title track Good Morning America, the listener is confronted by passion, by drama and by the softness of an artist who knows how much you are hurting, how much you want to put things right.
Good Morning America, there is a new dawn on the horizon, you just have to remember the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, of Martin Luther King and Billie Holliday, you just have to tune in and not drop out.
Ian D. Hall