Karyn Ellis has porcelain-like quality
By Robert Reid, Record staff
Guelph Mercury, May 20, 2010
CD REVIEW – Even Though The Sky Was Falling
Toronto singer/songwriter Karyn Ellis was a revelation when she debuted in early 2009 at the Registry Theatre with Eve Goldberg and Evalyn Parry.
Four years in the making, Even Though the Sky Was Falling sounds like an album of nursery rhymes.
And Toronto singer/songwriter Karyn Ellis has a soft, fragile voice reminiscent of a Victorian childhood.
But Ellis’s latest offering is for adults who are struggling to find their way through the chaos and mania that obscure the journey of life. Beauty, dedicated to the memory of a friend who succumbed to cancer, is a highlight.
Co-produced by Ellis and Don Kerr, best known for his work with Ron Sexsmith, Even Though the Sky Was Falling is more joyous and upbeat than her previous albums of heartbreak and loss. But Ellis retains a porcelain-like quality that remains poignant for its delicacy. Guest musicians include Evalyn Parry, John Millard and Brian Kobayakawa of the Creaking Tree Quartet.