One of the most charming and honest interviews I have ever had, Jenny Whiteley's music reflects both those qualities.
Whiteley's voice is a jem, sweet and smooth and a perfect fit for her roots, country and blues compilations. Forgive or Forget is a great album to listen to at any volume, and will certainly tailor to any company that you might have over.
The album kicks off with a cover of Buddy Holly's "Raining In My Heart," an excellent mix of jazz and heartbreak; a well constructed homage to a seminal rock and roll star. "Day Without Words" hearkens back to a feeling of missing family, and a loneliness when a loved one is gone.
"The Final Season" has hints of rock infused with Whiteley's country-styled voice. It reflects the complexity of relationships that grow and fall apart once you pass your 20's and into the rest of your life.
"Ripple Effect" is a happy, upbeat song that is something that we could be humming when in love, and is probably amazing when performed live, particularly for a duet. Hopefully we can all find that someone that makes us feel that "I couldn't live without you."
"Kind Mirror" exemplifies the adage in the title, where Whiteley sings about having someone who can look in the mirror and forgive you, no matter the faults that they bring to the table.
A complete album thoroughly worth buying and owning, Forgive or Forget will have a warm and welcoming ripple effect on the listener.