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The warm, hazy days of the pre-autumnal South provide the perfect setting for songwriting that reflects joy, heartbreak, redemption and loss in a way that is both universal, and deeply personal. On Reeve Coobs' first full-length studio recording, What Love Is All About, set to release in the Fall of 2013, the tracks move from melancholia to sweetness to suppressed rage. The common thread running through the music is love, with its sometimes nearly unrecognizable incarnations.
What Love Is All About is eclectic yet cohesive. While Reeve's unique new sound doesn't stray too far from her original folksy-pop beginnings, it does represent a more rocking, mature incarnation of her music. She and producer Jeff Williams have created a soundscape of acoustic, and electric influences that feel familiar yet distinctly original. "Jeff has been such a huge part of my songwriting these past few years. He has really pushed me to be better and he's shown me how to mold a plain melody and lyrics into something interesting and beautiful. I feel like we share the same brain sometimes, he'll record a guitar part over one of my songs and I could swear it's exactly what was playing in my head while I was writing it."
Creative Loafing's Reader's Pick for Best Female Vocalist 2005
Creative Loafing's Reader's Pick for Best Band 2006 (The Near Misses, Reeve's old band)
Creative Loafing's Critic's Pick for Best Female Vocalist 2008 (The Near Misses)
Creative Loafing's Reader's Pick for Best Best New Band 2005 (The Near Misses)
"Reeve Coobs has a vocal style that can be as easygoing as a comfortable chair one moment and as powerful as a tornado the next. She knows exactly how to express her thoughts and apply the perfect tone to give the words as much meaning as possible."
- Jeff Hahne