Possessing an incredibly smoky and soulful voice, McEwan makes mature, bluesy rock music. Her strikingly deep voice lends a classy sensuality to her songs.
The Baltimore Sun has described her sound as, "...like Mavis Staples or Tina Turner singing over Keane". That's not a bad description for our American readers, but for those of us in Canada I can make it much easier: Amanda Marshall.
McEwan is a remarkable singer and her band are more than capable. If I have one criticism of her debut album it would be that at times she has a tendency to go over the top with her powerful voice. Judging from her recent teaser EP however, I would say that she has learned to rein it in well.
You can get a taste of Lin with her video for "Now I Know" here:
If you want even more I recommend the tracks "White Roses", "Over", "I Could Lie To You", and "You Didn't Love Me Back" from her self-titled debut.