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10/06/2013

First David Lynch fell in love with her and then so did I.

 

Meeting Chrysta Bell was like a dream come true; no wonder Lynch himself said, "She sings like a dream and looks like one too". I have seen many beautiful women before but never have I been able to compare her beauty, for she is striking and unique. We were given twenty minutes for the interview which stretched into an hour and talked about lovers, family and arts, not forgetting her ten year collaboration with David Lynch.

 

Bell and Lynch met almost a decade ago, but being legally tied and unable to make an album together, they waited. A few years later, they got together and made a song. The song was a pivotal point for both and an artistic partnership was born. The melodies are very Lynch, but don’t lose the soul of Bell. Describing their sessions, Chrysta says, "I'm feeling this track, and I'm feeling in the moment and singing, and David's going, 'Yes, yes'". When hearing about the success of their collaboration you can’t help but feel a tweak of jealousy rush over, because of its rarity, as Bell describes, "it’s like finding your soulmate… You feel like you hit the jackpot", which David replicates with, "Sometimes you hit gold".

 

The songs are filled with dreamy, smoky sounds making up her solo debut album, This Train. "Real Love", melodic and lyrical "This Train" - my personal favourite - and "Friday Night Fly" draw the listener into the magic of the moment, with Bell singing in her soft voice, which soars and appears to be wounded in tune with the lyrics and the crescendo of life.

 

Christine Barnett

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