A rising soul star swings for the fences. The debut album from Australian powerhouse Grace Sewell is a confident package of ballads that toggle between pleading love songs (“Coffee,” “Feel Your Love”) and reckonings of independence (“Hell of a Girl,” “You Don’t Own Me,”). The latter is a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 feminist anthem, and, like the original, was produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. It’s a challenge that would intimidate most young artists, but Sewell, who has the swagger of Amy Winehouse and the muscle of Etta James, rises to the task.
Saw her on Daryl’s House and had to get her music