When The Time Comes is a stunning collection of songs written over a 7-year period. It is an attractive album which captures your attention immediately and also grows on the listener as the deeper sentiments of the songs take root.
The opening chords wash over you and then it's straight into Eilidh's soothing, velvety vocals which draw you further into the music. Clean, crisp production almost places Eilidh and her band into your living room, and the understated arrangements bring out the simple beauty of the songs as the instruments ebb and flow with the rise and fall of the narrative of the words.
This is an album of introspection. The well crafted lyrics take you inside the images, from the longing of 'Precious Cargo', the sense of loss in 'Letting Go', and the assertion of faith in 'You Are There.' There are glimmers of light too, for example in 'It's Easy', which picks up the pace and lightens the mood with a story celebrating a new relationship.
The hugely inspirational 'Still Learning' is one of Eilidh's most requested songs to date when playing 'live'. This song in particular came into existence when Eilidh received a copper plaque from a friend with the following quote inscribed..."I Am Still Learning" - Michaelangelo.
Eilidh's music stays with you, using beautiful lyrics and well thought out arrangements, which allow the songs to curl up and make themselves a home.