Rebecca Richards has felt all the emotions bar one on debut single ‘Unluckiest of Hearts’. The Welsh singer has “felt sad… bad… fury… [and] boiling mad / but I’ve never felt love” on a track that laments the fact through jazz-infused blues. One can picture her in the corner of a smoky bar in the ‘60s crying her heart out in perfect tune. The slow groove of the song emphasises the beautifully aching vocals that sell the sad soul of the narrative to great effect. Much like her counterparts Jodie Marie and Laura Evans, Rebecca Richards has found something in the old school blues that has evolved from her country music beginnings. It is a sound that matches the song’s story well and justifies her decision to pursue music again after a long hiatus.
Review written by Gareth Williams (twitter.com/lostinbluejazz1)