Review of "How to Walk Away" by Juliana Hatfield
for The Corner News
Juliana Hatfield has been an uncompromising, largely independant and personally self-driven artist for the last twenty years, and about "How to Walk Away", her 10th solo studio album, the artist says, "I feel like my voice has grown into itself and I'm not struggling so much against its little-girl-ness." Indeed, her voice does seem to embody a spirit similar to other female vocalists such as Sheryl Crow or Hope Sandoval and still remain unique and fresh. "This Lonely Love" features Richard Butler of the Psycadelic Fur's and has the feel of an instant radio hit. "My Baby" is a gentle and bittersweet love song, and "Shining On" is reminiscent of early Verucca Salt, minus the angst. Hatfield's excellence makes one wonder, where has she been hiding for the last 20 years?