This album is a singer songwriter who is both insightful and maturing and it is never more evident than in her lyrics. Lisa Mitchell has a wonderful way of creating and telling a story with her songs. This album starts with one of my favourite songs 'Providence' it's just so easy to sing along to. The next song is 'So Much To Say' which is an awesome song. We then move onto one of the best songs on the album 'Spiritus' which has such an uplifting sort of feel to it, the music is so light and really helps showcase amazing lyrics. The next song 'Land Beyond The Front Door' slows it down and again her soulful voice is the standout on this track.
We then move onto my all time favourite song on the album 'The Raven & The Mushroom Man'. This songs moves away from her acoustic roots and has a great beat and the lyrics are quirky and fun, all up it's a great song.The title track 'Bless This Mess' is next and it is a good song, with her signature soaring vocals and lyrics with meaning. 'Better Left Unsaid' and 'The Present' are good songs as well. Then 'Walk With Me' and 'You Pretty Thing' are slower songs that feature more electric than acoustic which is a big move for a folk singer but she pulls it off (yeah baby!)
The next track 'Diamond In The Rough', which is all about me so (come on, give me a polish baby, shine me up). The album ends with the track "I know You're Somewhere' and this song is an awesome way to finish a great album, although it probably won't get airplay as it clocks in at a massive 10:22 seconds, but that is the point, Lisa Mitchell is not a typical pop tart, she is a great singer-songwriter who has a musicality about her not found in other singers. I highly recommend this album and give it four and a half shots of whiskey out of five, "bottoms up my bitches" Peace out.