Hannah Reimann is a beautiful woman with a beautiful smile. Her debut CD, First Songs, is a set of beautiful ballads with beautiful arrangements and beautiful instrumental accompaniment. So, there is a lot of beauty going on here. Reimann's range allows her to sing love songs, simple ballads, melancholy blues, and torch songs with equal gusto. Her lyrics are complex and simple; they are heartfelt and liberating. She speaks of breaking out, breaking up, lifting herself up, finding herself, and, more poignantly, of tragedy and rebirth. She is a resident of New York City and has written a very simple -- yet eloquent -- memorial to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, titled quite simply -- and, again, eloquently -- "9/11." It is a tearjerker. Listeners will remember that tragic and infamous day, and Reimann does not get maudlin; she merely puts her feelings to music and poetry. It is a beautiful song from a beautiful woman. This is a beautiful CD from a beautiful soul.
AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts