Lynn Bryant doesn’t mince words nor try to be coy or cute on Woman Enough (Vtone/Navarre). She lets you know in the lyrics of such direct and unadorned tunes like “Speak Love,” “Love Didn’t Listen,” and “The Heart You Save” that she’s uninterested in being either a victim or a dupe and prefers honesty to gamesmanship and duplicity.
Bryant can also do tender material, as she demonstrates on “Can We Still Be Friends” and displays a softer side on “I Want The Fairy Tale” and “Blue Skies.” But overall, there’s a toughness and intensity that comes across in her leads — both the spoken word narratives and
interludes and the strong, explosive singing that she continually offers throughout the 11-song set. While romance and relationships form the thematic core of the songs, Bryant’s music also has plenty of spice and edge.