On the title track of her 2012 EP, Inside This Song, Liz Longley sings about flying away in a voice as fragile as a bird's bones. So it goes on the rest of the six-song effort, which balances the Downington, Pennsylvania native's delicate delivery with a pretty, acoustic backdrop that conjures images of a spring garden in early bloom.

On the title track of her 2012 EP, Inside This Song, Liz Longley sings about flying away in a voice as fragile as a bird’s bones. So it goes on the rest of the six-song effort, which balances the Downington, Pennsylvania native’s delicate delivery with a pretty, acoustic backdrop that conjures images of a spring garden in early bloom.

While the music itself tends to be warm and inviting, Longley actually has a knack for penning tunes about drifting apart (“Will I See You Again,” “Everything Is Gone,” etc.), a dichotomy that suggests its best to hold tight to those you love before circumstances force you on to different paths.

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