Borzilova's life experiences inform and enrich Out of My Hands: 11 wise and lived-in songs written or co-written by the singer and delivered with warm and conversational voice. She plays acoustic six- or 12-string guitar on every song, with simpatico support from a group of Nashville's finest, whose credits include Delbert McClinton, Shawn Colvin and Bob Dylan.
Song topics include depression, letting go, personal growth and relationships ― universal themes rendered in sharp detail, with revealing metaphors that are all the more remarkable considering English is Borzilova's second language. Family is a major theme. “Winter Season” recalls a conversation with Borzilova's feisty grandmother, a skydiving nurse during World War II. “One Second Flat” addresses the death of Borzilova's father, lead scientist in charge of the cleanup after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when she was 13. “Tiny Little Things” examines the shifting priorities and maturity that accompany parenthood. The hypnotic “Long Night” weaves together pieces of authentic ― and twisted ― Russian lullabies, partly sung in Russian.
With her newest CD, Out Of My Hands, Natasha Borzilova solidifies her place among the brightest and most talented singer/songwriters of her generation. The eleven songs that comprise this work explore relationships and life stories in a deeply personal yet peaceful perspective and it comes off exceedingly well. Natasha has always had one of the finest voices and musically fresh approaches of anyone in this genre. Out of My Hands shows that she is as capable as anyone of crafting lyrics to match her other exceptional talents. This CD is certain to become a classic. -Craig Huegel/The Monday Morming Show, WMNF, Tampa, Florida