Lullaby, by Justin Roberts

December 26, 2012

Cleverly disguised as bedtime music for young ones, Lullaby doubles as an album of exquisite, dreamy chamber pop that showcases Justin Roberts backed by a string quartet, trumpets and French horn. The plucked strings on “Heart of Gold” infuse the song with a playful sparkle that shimmers like summer twilight. Producer Liam Davis adds piano on “A Wild One,” a song about bedtime stories that recalls the feel of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.” Highly recommended.