What does it mean to be a songwriter? When fate hands you a song, you've received a mandate to help it be heard. You can't labor this stuff, can't write it like a term paper; it's more like catching something that flies by and waves at you, maybe sadly, or with a smirk. But once it's in your hands, you have a responsibility to help it come to life.
I'll Just Lie About It is a stylistic departure from Celia's first album of Scottish ballads, but it gives her a chance to explore her alter-ego--that of jazz chanteuse. In the most fundamental way, the traditional ballad singer and the jazz blues singer have everything in common: they are both singing their hearts out about love and its trials, tribulations and triumphs.
Most of the songs have been written by Celia, others are her favorites from the Great American Songbook. They are all songs are about love of one sort or another in 1940s-styled jazz. Some are full of melancholy, and some are ridiculously silly, but Celia Ramsay's use of phrasing with her supple, expressive voice will carry you along for a beautiful ride.