Drawing you in with her soothing guitar and beautiful vocals, Judith Haustein’s new song ‘Freeze’ encapsulates compassion and truth. Belonging to the twelve track album, ‘The Flood’, Haustein explores natural imagery such as the ocean which the mastery of the instruments mimics. She was inspired by artists such as Bjork, James Blake and Joni Mitchell yet ‘The Flood’ was personally inspired by Haustein’s recovery from PTSD: “I take a lot of inspiration from extreme landscapes and being by the sea – also most of the songs are connected to what trauma victims experience emotionally when trying to reconnect with the world. Reconnecting with her authenticity, no matter how painful, bore the creative fruit of the album and perhaps its unique sound.”
Even if the listener is not suffering from the same condition the emotion that floods through the album is just as effective in affecting the soul. This is poignant in ‘Freeze’ and the listener can almost imagine being by the sea in the way the instruments rise and fall like the swell of the tides. ‘Freeze’ also introduces hip-hop elements which work surprisingly well with the gentle notes of the song and Haustein’s soulful vocals. The song opens with light strums of a guitar before Haustein’s voice joins to create an artistic masterpiece with a strong emotional message. Each song off the album is perfectly unique whilst retaining the overall beautiful delivery. She uses a vast range of styles and instruments with serene string sections and calm guitar solos. The relation to the ocean is evident and creates a vivid image resulting in a hugely cathartic listening experience.
As Songwriting Spotlight says, “Judith sings directly to you and the incredible production creates a soundscape to envelope you in her sound”
The Flood certainly delivers on this and takes the listener on a journey of authenticity and emotive introspection. Each song creates a new experience that never fails to surprise and titillate, reflecting the eddying voyage of thoughts.
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