The Girl You Thought You Knew
Reviewed by: Jane Roser
Pennsylvania born, LA based singer/songwriter Mary Scholz is releasing her first full length album today and it’s a gem. Scholz has been compared to the likes of legendary songbird Carole King and it’s easy to see why on songs such as “Bridges We Burn”, with lyrics we can all relate to one way or another: “Where is my life, tell me where did it go; I saw for a moment the way it could shine then I lost all control.”
Scholz plays guitar and piano on every track and also includes some unexpected nuances, including the crackle of a fireplace on the first track “Carry On” and a xylophone at the beginning of “Till I Die”. Most of the tracks are soulful and heartbreakingly sad, but sprinkled above are some fun, light songs that would be fabulous to listen to on the radio cruising down Route 66. “Run Baby, Run” has a toe-tapping beat and witty lyrics that will keep you pressing repeat and swigging that sweet tea as you head on down the highway. So as you ease on down the road, pick up this album and enjoy the sun.