Hailing from Bendigo is faith-filled singer Piper. Her debut EP More Than Words was released on iTunes and Spotify last night and is four tracks of piano-driven praise & worship.
The opening track Come Back To Me demonstrates Piper’s full vocal ability, with her full range on display. Her voice is soft, yet commanding – very reminiscent of Darlene Zschech, and the catchy chorus means that it’s the song you’ll be finding yourself coming back to again and again. Let You In and Fall are softer affairs, with Piper’s voice again working in tandem with the piano to deliver hauntingly beautiful tracks which focus on God’s redemptive love and spirit.
Fall is particularly haunting, with the piano, chorus and bridge building towards a powerful crescendo. However, Piper’s composition skills take the rein and instead of busting out one final chorus, she drops it back letting the track fade to background noise and fading in a softly played chorus across the background noise of a horse and carriage and light street traffic. The song itself brings to mind images of an old piano being played in front of an open log fire looking out over cobblestone streets, which is a testament to Piper’s ability to craft images using just the sound of a piano and her voice.
The final track Heaven’s Place delivers a guitar-driven affair with a violin sitting in support. Piper’s vocals again take another turn – they are slightly huskier and without a chorus, the songs twists and turns like a road instead of following the rhythm of verse-chorus-verse. It is an interesting end to a debut effort which is a perfect introduction to what Piper is about. Let’s hope we hear more from her and soon.
More Than Words is available now on iTunes or you can have a listen on Spotify: