However, the two remakes are just the tip of the iceberg on an album filled with moving, personal songs. The Orchard leads off with the somber, mournful "Coming Home," in which Lizz sings about "Coming home for tomorrow, from my dreams of yesterday." The following song, "My Heart," which is also the album's first single, is a conflicted love song:
"Sometimes I wanna give you up, sometimes I wanna leave you alone, sometimes I wanna run away, and sometimes I want you to come back home, she sings."
On all the above tracks, as well as the other songs on the album, Lizz's expressive voice makes you feel the emotions she's singing about. She may not be as bombastic as - or have the vocal range of - some of the music's premiere divas, like Mary J. Blige and Chaka Khan, but what she lacks in those departments, Lizz makes up for in vocal tone, richness and nuances. The Orchard is a lovely collection of melancholy love songs that crosses over many music genres, including R&B, Soul, Jazz, Blues and even Country.
Unfortunately, Lizz Wright will probably never get the props she deserves, but make no mistake - sales don't always equal talent. But if they did, Lizz would surely be multi-platinum.