"Veering between Carole King and Barbra Streisand, this is very much a piano- dominated recording with Jeff Colella playing either acoustic or electric piano behind Frances rich and crystal clear vocals."
"Livings shows a deep understanding of love, loneliness, passion and acceptance, and ably articulates every emotion in her songs. (...) She has a truly gifted approach in telling a story"
"More than anything, The World comes across as a half-lit stage presentation for post-Beat hipsters grown weary of all the blare and squall of an overdriven mainstream, looking for literate but unorthodox fare and a chance to once again think while immersing in moody atmospherics. (...) thus, don't do anything else once you've tossed the disc on, or you'll miss more than you ever guessed was there."