Indie artist Heather Gruber released her debut album Dance Into The Desert on November 30th, 2018. The Los Angeles based artist falls into the singer-songwriter realm of Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Bareilles, Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, Rachel Yamagata, and Rosi Golan. She like these artists have an uncanny ability to use her voice and songwriting in a beautiful and surprising mixture to create songs that truly draw you in.
Highlights on the album include What’s So Good About Being Young, Dancing On The Edge, Lost My Halo, Lost In Space, and Here You Go Again. Her choruses and melodies are extraordinarily catchy and hard not to latch onto. Her voice is sweet and lies in her high register with ease and grace – something not all artist can successfully accomplish.
Stripped down, bare, but full, and effervescent, Gruber’s music is vibrant, triumphant, optimistic, and honest. Her candidness is refreshing. And her ability to tell her story in a way that feels true is both unique and beautiful. Perhaps her background in gospel and folk has seeped into her songwriting and personal style – she certainly holds a depth and wisdom that pop music can truly use.
This debut album is quite an accomplishment. Gruber should celebrate. I recommend this as a winter download. To learn more about Heather, follow her on her Instagram and Twitter page. To hear more music, listen on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Spotify. Watch videos on her Youtube Channel.