What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood by the Mynabirds
Somewhere between soul, R&B, gospel, and pop lie the Mynabirds. Throughout the album Laura Burhenn shows off her surprisingly impressive and soulful voice(Why am I always shocked when a little white girl can belt it out but I almost expect all black singers to be Aretha Franklin? ). “We Made a mountain” is one of my favorites. It just sort of plods along for 3 minutes. Gradually building and swelling into a real showcase for Burhenn’s talent. Kind of seems like the type of song that could play during the credits of a romantic comedy. The single “Numbers Don’t Lie” is a little more
sassy’. The addition of back up singers lending their “oohs” and “la las” embelish Burhenn’s voice nicely.Overall “What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood” is a pretty little album. It’s something nice to play in the background while reading, or while having a few drinks on the patio on a warm summer night. But it lacks the ‘kick’ of an album like Sharon Jones’ “I Learned the Hard Way”.
What we lose in the fire we gain in the flood: 3 out of 5