Jess Morgan is a fluent guitarist and her musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting, as on Freckles in the Sun. On this, her third album, she also shows her originality in the song Cavalier, a thoroughly likeable track. There are clear Americana influences throughout Langa Langa and she proves she can handle that type of music with a good version of Silver Dagger. The Norwich-born musician also casts a rueful eye on human failings in her lyrics: In Modern World, for example, the narrator sings: ’I’m an old soul/I don’t think I belong in your modern world’. Well, this album certainly does. Morgan, incidentally, sang on and designed the cover for the recent Megson album.
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