Mycenea loves to sing and she's serious about writing a solid song that she can get behind with everything she's got. Lyrics mean something to this woman. You can tell what kind of mood she's in when she's writing. I like that.
Sometimes the songs are elusive. Take the title track, "Siren", for example. You can hear the ocean in that song - the way that the chords flow back and forth just like waves do. And the lyrics? They support this notion. "Crashing down silver grey on an ocean of nothing but earth and dreams and faith." What a way to start an album! It pulls you in from the get go. Ask Worley about the song and she'll tell you a story about a motorcycle trip to Mexico where she caught what she swears was the swine flu and spent her greatly anticipated vacation time laying on the porch wrapped in a wool blanket staring at the Sea of Cortez and shivering in 100 degree weather. It literally was a fever that caused her to fall. That puts a different spin on things!
Then there are the songs that are about as raw and upfront as you can get. There's no hiding behind poetry and it's no joke when she delivers them. I don't know about you, but when I listen to "Low" and hear that growl in the line "...ignoring the truth that is not in your eyes", I get a little scared. I like that too. It's real.
She closes the album with a little number called "You Don't Know Me Now". I think you'd be hard pressed to find an adult roaming around out there who can't relate to this song. It's bold and sweet and sad and triumphant. Just her and her guitar and it's one hell of a tune. She told me that as she recorded that one she was so nervous she couldn't even hold a pick. It came out just the way it was supposed to if you ask me.
Oh, and she's no slouch as a performer. But don't just take it from me...
"Once again she rocked the place. Her voice is so amazing. ...She ended her set with "low" and had the crowd applauding before she even started to sing the song."
- Rachel Rocks, PA Musician Magazine
"Armed with her acoustic guitar and a gritty, emotion-packed singing voice; Worley observes life and explores emotions as she weaves together rock, country, folk and blues flavors around captivating song hooks to create her own distinctive heartland style."
- Jim Price "The Professor" , Rocky 104.9