Crossing the Border
With the release of her aptly titled CD, Crossing the Border, Jayne Olderman emerges from behind the curtain... and from her comfort zone as songwriter/producer... to take stage center, breathing life into her own words as Jayne Olderman, vocalist. Her unique stylings are perfectly suited to this collection of songs, which range from starkly intimate looks at personal relationships to tracks that probe the sensitive zone beneath the surface of our political landscape. Her gift is that she can provoke thought without being confrontational, distilling the human experience to one we can all understand and experience with her. Crossing the Border, as the title suggests, signals the discovery of a new creative voice for Jayne Olderman. The title track is the true telling of one man's story and a sympathetic look at the other side of America's internal conflict over immigration. There are also two tracks written and performed in Spanish, Jayne's first foray into a second language. Her reasoning? "I was fascinated by the Hispanic culture during the writing of 'Crossing the Border'. I discovered that Spanish offers a uniquely sensual way to use language. I love it. 'Tomo Lo Que es Tuyo' and 'Si Solo' could not have been written in English. It just didn't work." "Wish", while written and performed in English, was inspired by Jayne's Hispanic experience and is clearly more seductive than anything she's written before. The work of an insightful and talented artist, Crossing the Border is not an escape, but a bridge from familiar territory into a new world of artistic discovery. Beautifully polished, yet emotionally raw. If you're familiar with Olderman's music, you'll find yourself wondering why it's taken her so long to stand and be heard. If you're new to her music, you'll simply be blown away.