Hannah Cohen has had, if nothing else, an interesting upbringing. The granddaughter of poet Bertie Rodgers, Cohen's childhood saw her raised surrounded by musicians, including her jazz drummer father. Having herself worked as both a model and photographer in New York, Cohen is now releasing her debut album, Child Bride. The big question is whether or not the multi-talented Cohen can cut it as a musician.

The first thing you notice about Child Bride is how haunting it is. There is a real ethereal sense to the music, which sees lightly strummed guitars washed over with a shimmering layer of keyboards. Meanwhile, Cohen's voice manages to retain an air of fragility and tenderness, yet is never overpowered by the music, remaining high in the mix at all times. At first, the result is enchanting, as Cohen's voice blends with the music to a beguiling effect. The problem is that too many of the songs sound too similar, with very little to differentiate between certain tracks. At times you feel that, if it wasn’t for the gaps in between, you wouldn't know where one song stops and another begins. However, this means that the better songs really do standout.

Opener 'Don’t Say' has a more wistful tone than the other songs on the album, with its title repeated throughout the chorus, as if pleading to her subject . Meanwhile 'Shadows' sounds like Kate Bush gone alt-country, with upbeat, slightly jauntier percussion than the rest of the album. This is swiftly followed by 'California', which starts off as summery as its title would suggest, with briskly strummed guitars making for a nice break in the formula. There are other good songs here too – 'The Simplest', which gradually builds and becomes more insistent the longer the song goes on, being a prime example- but the album feels like it tails off towards the end.

Child Bride does show that Cohen has plenty of potential. That she is apparently self-taught and wrote these songs just for herself implies that she has plenty of room to grow as a songwriter. What is especially noticeable is that, given how ethereal the music is, there is a real warmth to the songs that shine through, and it is this that gives hope for her future career. She just needs to develop enough to break the formula that dominates proceedings here.