Colleen Rennison, lead singer of the Vancouver-based rock band No Sinner, takes a different approach with her first solo album. On See the Sky About to Rain, named for the song by fellow Canadian Neil Young, Rennison displays some impressive vocal abilities in this collection of a dozen songs by other artists. Vocally, the 26-year-old Rennison, who also works as a TV and film actress, projects both intimacy and rawness. She provides a bluesy edge to Tom Russell’s “Blue Wing,” a tale of an inmate’s life beyond prison and captures an edgy sense of freedom on a country-fueled version of Townes Van Zandt’s “White Freightliner.” On Joni Mitchell’s “Coyote,” Rennison and producer Steve Dawson go for a jazzy reading that emphasizes the romantic restlessness of the lyrics. Rennison performs two songs written by Robbie Robertson of The Band. “Stage Fright” plays up the tune’s rhythm-and-blues roots, while “All La Glory” a gentle celebration of a newborn child. Rennison shows her country side on “The Fool is the Last One to Know,” recalling the heartbreak songs of Patsy Cline. While the version of Bobbie Gentry’s “Fancy” falls short of the original, Rennison reveals herself to be a fearless interpreter.