Leslie Cours Mather - Hell Hath No Fury
Song review by: Cheryl Harvey Hill
Leslie Cours Mather traveled a unique and interesting road to Music City. A proud "Army brat", who was born in Singapore, she lived all across the country and around the world before ending up in Nashville to study at Vanderbuilt University. Her nomadic upbringing may have influenced the way she sings since she isn't a country artist who was steeped in the genre all of her life. She is a classically-trained vocalist with a natural, earthy quality to her voice which cannot be taught.
Her new single, "Hell Hath No Fury", from her debut album, Countrified, was written by one of Nashville's most talented singer and songwriters, Kelly Lang. The song reiterates, via a soulful melody, an old adage we are all familiar with and the message is sent loud and clear:
"I would be shaking, right there in my boots / I’d make out a will, if I were you / cuz you’ve hurt a woman, not a little girlie / hell hath no fury."
Although her smooth delivery could make even the most frightening lyric seem palatable, there is no mistaking the message here.
Cours Mather has mastered subtle nuances in the way she delivers lyrics, reminiscent of Patsy Cline, or an artist she also physically resembles, the beautiful Linda Ronstadt. She says she favors country music "because she feels it in her roots". Well, after listening to her sing I have only one thing to say, "Welcome home, we've missed you. It's obvious that country music is where your heart and soul reside."
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