Review – Mo Kenney

By: Amanda Hather

Album – In My Dreams
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Release Date – September 30th, 2014
Label – New Scotland Records/Pheromone Recordings
Genre – Folk/Pop

‘In My Dreams’ is the follow up album from Nova Scotian singer/songwriter Mo Kenney. Her previous self-titled album earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year, an ECMA for Pop Recording of the Year, three Nova Scotia Music Awards, as well as the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. The success of the album also brought her tours with Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett, and opportunities to perform at international festivals including some in Iceland, England, and Australia.

With expectations from her last album high, ‘In My Dreams’ has no problem impressing listeners yet again. The 10 song release shows off more of a band sound rather than just her and her acoustic guitar as her previous album. It’s hard to pick any favourites from this album, but “I Faked It”, “Telephones”, “Pretty Things”, “In My Dreams”, and “Dancing”.

Her fans will not be disappointed by this album. With different songs showing a softer/slower side, and some that are more upbeat, there is something for everyone on this album. It would be a perfect complement for those sunny fall days that are sure to come.

Rating: 4.5/5

Mo Kenney on social media:

I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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