Susz, Hillary / Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall), The
Album: Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall), The   Collection:General
Artist:Susz, Hillary   Added:May 2018
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-06-07 Pull Date: 2018-08-09
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 1 Jun 17 Jun 10
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 18, 2022: The Library (rebroadcast from Aug 1, 2018)
Dead Stars
4. Aug 01, 2018: The Library
Dead Stars
2. Aug 17, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Jun 15, 2018)
Make Me Make You
5. Jul 20, 2018: Traditions
Dead Stars
3. Aug 11, 2018: FMF
Dead Stars
6. Jul 19, 2018: Butter and Jams
Dead Stars

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-05-23
INDIE ROCK / FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITER

Hillary Susz is an independent songwriter and guitarist based in Boulder, CO. I didn’t care for her singing voice on my first listen, but by my third this album had really grown on me. The strength of these songs is in the evocative, image laden, and emotional lyrics (mostly about quirky or difficult lesbian love affairs).

FCC issues in tracks 6 & 7

1 * Slow. Gentle guitar to start, then synth, strings. A pretty, graceful song. Lyrics describe toxic but obsessive relationship. (5:12)
2 Sounds of water splashing on a shore and a train (steam & clanging bell) passing. (0:48)
3 *** Very slow. Gorgeous, moving love song. Quite spare, focused on the lyric. (3:20)
4 * Slow, then faster. Shifts gears. Ballad of an unusual third-wheel girlfriend. (6:43)
5 Slow, then faster. Solo acoustic guitar & vox folksong first half. Rock band second half. Describes her reactions to (apparently) a break-up letter from a lover. (4:26)
6 (FCC: “WTF”) Slow, then mid. More of that break up. Dark, bleak, but powerful. (3:03)
7 (FCC: “MF”) Mid-fast. Hilarious put-down of an egotistical (male) player. (3:56)
8 More train sounds, this time with the whistle and the breaks, but without water. (1:15)
9 ** Mid-slow. Emotional title track about unrequited desire. Deep, low voice. (5:48)
10 ** Very slow. Astonishing, passionate lyrics full of symbols & imagery. Perhaps this relationship goes 2 ways, maybe not; it’s hard to tell. Somber strings. (6:10)
11 VERY slow. Sparse. Tragic, heartbroken; too much so unless you’re in the mood. (4:31)

Track Listing
1. Pollution   6. The Letter, Part 2
2. Train Song   7. Swanky Freak
3. Dead Stars   8. Train Song (Continued)
4. Sad Girls   9. The Heart Will Jump (With Nowhere To Fall)
5. The Letter, Part 1   10. Make Me Make You
  11. Stranger